刺史

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Originally, a 刺史 was responsible for maintaining order within a given region. By the time of Emperor Wu of Han, the status of 刺史 was elevated to that of governor of a Zhou (province).

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin cìshǐ
Zhuyin ㄘˋ ㄕˇ
IPA (key) /t͡sʰz̩⁵¹ ʂʐ̩²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

刺史 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin cìshǐ)

  1. (archaic) provincial governor; the governor of a zhou (country subdivision)

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