白旄黃鉞

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Chinese[edit]

white banners gilded axes
trad. (白旄黃鉞) 白旄 黃鉞
simp. (白旄黄钺) 白旄 黄钺

Etymology[edit]

白旄 (a white banner with a yak tail on the top of the pole) + 黃鉞 (a gilded battle-ax: symbolic of the power and authority of an emperor or high official)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

白旄黃鉞

  1. (archaic) white banners and gilded axes (signifying the start of a military expedition)

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