流觴曲水

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See also: 流觞曲水

Chinese[edit]

 
to flow; to spread; to circulate; to move
feast; goblet
 
tune; song; bent; crooked; wrong
water; river
trad. (流觴曲水)
simp. (流觞曲水)

Etymology[edit]

清流左右流觴曲水列坐其次 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
清流左右流觞曲水列坐其次 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: 353 CE, Wang Xizhi, Preface to the Poems Composed at the Orchid Pavilion
yòu yǒu qīngliú jī tuān, yìng dài zuǒyòu, yǐn yǐ wèi liúshāngqūshuǐ, lièzuò qícì [Pinyin]
The guests are seated side by side to play the drinking game where a wine cup is floated down the stream and the first person sitting in front of the cup when it stops must drink.

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Noun[edit]

流觴曲水

  1. an ancient drinking game played during Spring Purification Festival in which a cup of wine is floated down a stream with people seated on both side (the person sitting in front of the cup when it stops has to drink)

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