南華老仙

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See also: 南华老仙

Chinese[edit]

south
 
flowery; flourishing; magnificent; your; grey; corona; time; essence; China; Chinese; name of a mountain
 
old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)
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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