劍履

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 剑履
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Ordinarily, shoes and swords would be removed prior to attending an audience with the emperor. The fact that a minister was not required to do so indicated that he was important enough to be above the law.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin jiànlǚ
Zhuyin ㄐㄧㄢˋ ㄌㄩˇ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕi̯ɛn⁵¹ ly²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Adverb[edit]

劍履 (traditional, Pinyin jiànlǚ, simplified 剑履)

  1. (archaic) wearing one's straight sword and shoes (when at court)