Wu Zetian chose 曌 (sometimes 瞾) as her own name after she became the female emperor of China. 曌 and 瞾 both are variations of 照, and both were used during her regime only.
瞾 (radical 109 目+13, 18 strokes, cangjie input 月山十金一 (BUJCM), composition ⿱䀠空)
- KangXi: page 819, character 4
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23746
- Dae Jaweon: page 1231, character 3
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2517, character 5
- Unihan data for U+77BE
|For pronunciation and definitions of 瞾 – see 照 (“to shine upon; to illuminate; to reflect; to look; etc.”).
(This character, 瞾, is a variant form of 照.)
(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)
- Alternative form of 照