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蓬萊宮

ChineseEdit

Penglai, a mythical eastern isle of the blessed in Chinese mythology palace
trad. (蓬萊宮) 蓬萊
simp. (蓬莱宫) 蓬莱

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

Proper nounEdit

蓬萊宮

  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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