黃門

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See also: 黄门 and 黄門

Chinese[edit]

yellow
 
opening; door; gate; doorway; gateway; valve; switch; way to do something; knack; family; house; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum or division (taxonomy)
trad. (黃門)
simp. (黄门)
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Etymology[edit]

Established during the Qin and Han Dynasties, the name was changed to 門下省 after the Jin Dynasty. Responsible for proofreading imperial edicts which were drafted in the name of the emperor.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

黃門

  1. (archaic) Edict Examination Bureau (門下省)
  2. (archaic) a eunuch

Usage notes[edit]

During the Eastern Han Dynasty, this position was filled exclusively by eunuchs. As a result, 黃門 eventually became another word for eunuch.

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Jinmeiyō
もん
Grade: 2

Noun[edit]

黃門 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 黄門, hiragana こうもん, rōmaji kōmon)

  1. Kyūjitai form of 黄門