太史

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Subordinate to the Minister of Ceremonies, the Court Astronomer made astronomical observations and drafted the annual lunisolar calendar. The Court Astronomer also upheld a literacy test of 9,000 characters for nominees aspiring to become subordinate officials for either the Minister Steward or Palace Assistant Imperial Clerk.

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Noun[edit]

太史

  1. (archaic) Court Astronomer

Proper noun[edit]

太史

  1. Chinese surname: Taishi

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