白旄黄钺

MandarinEdit

simpl. 白旄黄钺
trad. 白旄黃鉞

EtymologyEdit

白旄 (a white banner with a yak tail on the top of the pole) + 黄钺 (a gilded battle-ax: symbolic of the power and authority of an emperor or high official)

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin báimáo huángyuè
Zhuyin ㄅㄞˊ ㄇㄠˊ ㄏㄨㄤˊ ㄩㄝˋ
IPA (key) /paɪ̯³⁵ mɑʊ̯³⁵ xu̯ɑŋ³⁵ ɥ̯œ⁵¹/

NounEdit

白旄黄钺 (simplified, Pinyin báimáo huángyuè, traditional 白旄黃鉞)

  1. (archaic) white banners and gilded axes (signifying the start of a military expedition)

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Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 08:38