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(surname); name of a dynasty Qin Shi Huang (259–210
simp. and trad.
(秦始皇)
始皇
 
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EtymologyEdit

From the addition of (Qín) during the Han dynasty to the self-proclaimed title of 始皇帝 (Shǐhuángdì). Owing to the Chinese preference for two- or three-character names, the title was then contracted. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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Proper nounEdit

秦始皇

  1. (historical) Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China

Usage notesEdit

Although the forms First Emperor, Shi Huangdi, and Shih Huang-ti remain more common in non-scholarly English, 秦始皇 is much more common in modern Chinese, with the non-truncated forms only appearing in scholarly or historical works.

The personal names 嬴政 and the rare hypercorrections 趙政赵政 are anachronisms: Chinese of the period generally employed their (ancestral names), (clan names), and (given names) separately and not in the compound form of modern Chinese.

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