哪吒

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(哪吒)
variant forms 那吒
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Etymology[edit]

Clipping of the Medieval variants of the name:

Which are transcriptions of a variant of the Indian yaksha's name Nalakuvara, possibly Pali naṭakuvera; compare Sanskrit नलकुबेर (nalakubera).

Nalakuvara was the son of the yaksha king Kubera, which in Chinese is 俱毗羅 (MC kɨo biɪ lɑ).

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哪吒

  1. (Chinese folk religion) Nezha, a protection deity in Chinese folk religion

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