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ChineseEdit

a legendary beauty who flew to the moon; the lady in the moon good; beautiful
simp. and trad.
(嫦娥)
alt. forms 常娥
 
Wikipedia has articles on:
嫦娥 (Written Standard Chinese?)
Chang'e (English)

EtymologyEdit

Euphemistic form of 姮娥 (Héng'é) from the Han dynasty, since (héng) is homophonous with (héng), the personal name of Emperor Wen of Han.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (25) (31)
Final () (105) (94)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/d͡ʑɨɐŋ/ /ŋɑ/
Pan
Wuyun
/d͡ʑiɐŋ/ /ŋɑ/
Shao
Rongfen
/d͡ʑiɑŋ/ /ŋɑ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/d͡ʑɨaŋ/ /ŋa/
Li
Rong
/ʑiaŋ/ /ŋɑ/
Wang
Li
/ʑĭaŋ/ /ŋɑ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʑi̯aŋ/ /ŋɑ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
cháng é

Proper nounEdit

嫦娥

  1. (Chinese mythology) Chang'e, the Chinese goddess of the moon

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

嫦娥

  1. (figuratively) moon
  2. (figuratively) graceful, beautiful woman

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
じょう
Hyōgaiji

Hyōgaiji
on’yomi
 
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Proper nounEdit

嫦娥 (hiragana じょうが, rōmaji Jōga)

  1. (Chinese mythology) Chang'e, the Chinese goddess of the moon