南华真人

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • Literally: true man from the southern lands

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

南华真人

  1. (archaic) Zhuangzi

Usage notes[edit]

  • After his death, Zhuangzi was deified by his followers. They said that he would later travel to the north, and ascend to the heavens as an immortal in a blaze of fire. In the first year of the Tianbao era (742), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang gave Zhuangzi the appellation true man from the southern lands.

References[edit]