羅勒

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See also: 罗勒

Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (羅勒)
simp. (罗勒)
alt. forms 蘿艻萝艻
羅簕罗簕
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羅勒

Etymology[edit]

From an aphaeretic form of Sanskrit करालक (karālaka), कराल (karāla, a kind of Ocimum).

Qimin Yaoshu in the sixth century records that this name (羅勒) was tabooed during the time of emperor Shi Le (石勒, 273–333), on account of the identity of the second character with that in his own name, and the name was changed into 蘭香 instead. Such taboo appears to be short-lived, as the name 羅勒 was attested again in the work of Tao Hongjing (456–536).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (37) (37)
Final () (94) (131)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/lɑ/ /lək̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/lɑ/ /lək̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/lɑ/ /lək̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/la/ /lək̚/
Li
Rong
/lɑ/ /lək̚/
Wang
Li
/lɑ/ /lək̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/lɑ/ /lək̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
luó

Noun[edit]

羅勒

  1. basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Derived terms[edit]