马桶

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 馬桶

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.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin mǎtǒng
Zhuyin ㄇㄚˇ ㄊㄨㄥˇ
IPA (key) /ma̠²¹⁴⁻³⁵ tʰʊŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

NounEdit

马桶 (simplified, Pinyin mǎtǒng, traditional 馬桶)

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

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 09:25