佛朗機

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (佛朗機)
simp. (佛朗机)
variant forms 佛郎機佛郎机
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Persian فرنگی(Farangi, European, Westerner).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

佛朗機

  1. (obsolete) generic name for foreigners from Europe in Ming-dynasty China, especially the Portuguese and Spanish
  2. Short for 佛朗機炮佛朗机炮 (fólǎngjīpào, “breech-loading swivel gun”).