丈八點鋼矛

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See also: 丈八点钢矛

Chinese[edit]

ten feet eight; 8 refined steel spear; lance; pike
trad. (丈八點鋼矛) 點鋼
simp. (丈八点钢矛) 点钢

Etymology[edit]

(1.8 zhang: 4.158 meters or 13 feet 7.708776 inches) + 點鋼 (refined steel) + (lance; long spear)

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Proper noun[edit]

丈八點鋼矛

  1. (archaic) the long lance used by Zhang Fei
Zhang Fei's weapon may have looked something like the one in this Qing Dynasty handscroll, but slightly longer

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References[edit]

  • Luo, Guanzhong (14th century) Romance of the Three Kingdoms/Chapter 1 (in Mandarin/English)
  • “Ayusi Scattering Rebels with Upraised Spear”, in National Palace Museum[1] (in English), accessed 2009-05-09
  • “丈八點鋼矛”, in Baidu on-line Encyclopedia[2] (in Mandarin), accessed 2009-05-09