蓮花落

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See also: 莲花落

Chinese[edit]

lotus; Lianhua to fall; to drop (behind); leave behind
trad. (蓮花落) 蓮花
simp. (莲花落) 莲花
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Etymology[edit]

So named as each stanza of the ballad ends with the phrase of:

蓮花落蓮花 [MSC, trad.][▼ expand/hide]
莲花落莲花 [MSC, simp.]
Liánhuā lào, lào liánhuā. [Pinyin]
Lotus flowers fall, and so fall the lotus flowers.

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Noun[edit]

蓮花落

  1. (music) A form of Chinese narrative singing that originated from begging songs.