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up; on; on top; upon; first; previous or last; upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; to go up
exhausted; poor sky; blue sky
 
under; next; lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to go down; latter
 
yellow spring; underground spring; underworld; the land of the dead
trad. (上窮碧落下黃泉) 碧落 黃泉
simp. (上穷碧落下黄泉) 碧落 黄泉
Literally: “(Searched) thoroughly up in the blue beyond (as well as) down in the Yellow Springs (below the earth).”

EtymologyEdit

From the Song of Everlasting Regret in 806 CE, by poet Bai Juyi.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

上窮碧落下黃泉

  1. to search high and low