蓬萊宮

MandarinEdit

simpl. 蓬莱宫
trad. 蓬萊

EtymologyEdit

Penglai Palace was a nickname for Daming Palace (大明宮) of the Tang Dynasty. It derived its nickname from the Penglai ponds that were located at the Palace. Because Mount Penglai also refers to a mystical land found in Chinese mythology, Penglai Palace can also be used as a nickname for a palace where celestial beings live.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Pénglái Gōng
Zhuyin ㄆㄥˊ ㄌㄞˊ ㄍㄨㄥ
IPA (key) /pʰɤŋ³⁵ laɪ̯³⁵ kʊŋ⁵⁵/

Proper nounEdit

蓬萊宮 (traditional, Pinyin Pénglái Gōng, simplified 蓬莱宫)

  1. (archaic) Penglai Palace (a nickname for Daming Palace of the Tang Dynasty)
  2. (archaic) Penglai Palace (a palace where celestial beings reside)

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 01:21