白旄黄钺

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Chinese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

白旄黄钺

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

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