春宮

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Chinese[edit]

 
spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life
palace; uterus
trad. (春宮)
simp. (春宫)

Etymology[edit]

In ancient China, the crown prince's palace is in the east, which is associated with spring in Wu Xing. The sense “erotic drawing” is from the Song-dynasty 《春宮祕戲圖》.

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Noun[edit]

春宮

  1. (literary) crown prince's palace
  2. (literary, metonymically) crown prince
  3. erotic drawing; erotic scene
  4. (historical) palace of Qingdi (青帝, god of spring in Chinese legendaries)

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Proper noun[edit]

春宮

  1. (historical) A palace in the Zhou dynasty.