黄门

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Etymology[edit]

Established during the Qin and Han Dynasties, the name was changed to 门下省 after the Jin Dynasty. Responsible for proofreading imperial edicts which were drafted in the name of the emperor.

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Noun[edit]

黄门

  1. (archaic) title of an official position during the Qin and Han Dynasties
  2. (archaic) a eunuch

Usage notes[edit]

During the Eastern Han Dynasty, this position was filled exclusively by eunuchs. As a result, 黃门 eventually became another word for eunuch.

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