南華老仙

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south
 
(surname); name of a mountain; (abbreviation for) China; (surname) Hua; magnificent; splendid; flowery
 
old (of people); aged; venerable (person); outdated; experienced; (a prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity)
immortal
trad. (南華老仙)
simp. (南华老仙)

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南華老仙

  1. (archaic) Zhuangzi

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After his death, Zhuangzi was deified by his followers. They said that he would later travel to the north, and ascend to the heavens as an immortal in a blaze of fire. In the first year of the Tianbao era (742), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang gave Zhuangzi the appellation true man from the southern lands (南華真人).

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