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蓮花落

See also: 莲花落

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ChineseEdit

lotus; Lianhua County to fall; to drop (behind); leave behind
trad. (蓮花落) 蓮花
simp. (莲花落) 莲花
 
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EtymologyEdit

So named as each stanza of the ballad ends with the phrase of:

蓮花蓮花 / 莲花莲花  ―  Liánhuā lào, lào liánhuā.  ―  Lotus flowers fall, and so fall the lotus flowers.

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NounEdit

蓮花落

  1. (music) A form of Chinese narrative singing that originated from begging songs.