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马桶

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EtymologyEdit

During the Han Dynasty, the emperor's commode was called 虎子. However, Emperor Gaozu of Tang had a grandfather whose name was Li Hu (李虎). Because it was forbidden for common items to contain the given names of members of the imperial family (see: Naming taboo), 虎子 was changed to 马子, which morphed later into 马桶.

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NounEdit

马桶

  1. nightstool; closestool; commode; toilet; chamber pot

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