孔明燈

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Chinese[edit]

courtesy name of Zhuge Liang lamp; light
trad. (孔明燈) 孔明
simp. (孔明灯) 孔明
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Etymology[edit]

Legend has it that the sage Zhuge Liang (courtesy name 孔明) used a message written on a sky lantern to summon help on an occasion when he was surrounded by enemy troops.

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Noun[edit]

孔明燈

  1. sky lantern; Kongming lantern (paper lantern which ascends to the sky when lit)

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