蓬萊島

MandarinEdit

simpl. 蓬萊
trad. 蓬莱岛

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese 蓬萊 ("Penglai") + ("island")

Proper nounEdit

蓬萊島 (traditional, Pinyin Péngláidǎo, simplified 蓬莱岛)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative term for 蓬莱
  2. Alternative term for 臺灣

Usage notesEdit

The legendary sense of Penglai Island is now typically written as 蓬萊仙島 to distinguish it from its use to describe the actual island of Taiwan.

Last modified on 20 November 2013, at 13:45