三輔

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Chinese[edit]

three; 3 to assist; to complement; auxiliary
trad. (三輔)
simp. (三辅)

Etymology[edit]

(three) + (auxiliary; to assist: i.e. to assist in defending the capital)

This term was originally coined to describe three official civil posts. Each of the three civil posts also defined a specific geographic area outside of the capital at Chang'an. The three posts were:
  1. 京兆尹 jīngzhàoyǐn (on the eastern outskirts of Chang'an)
  2. 左馮翊 zuǒ píngyì (on the northwestern outskirts of Chang'an)
  3. 右扶風 yòu fúfēng (on the western outskirts of Chang'an)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

三輔

  1. (archaic) the three auxiliary defensive zones (which surrounded the ancient capital at Chang'an)
  2. (archaic) the area in and around Chang'an

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