Re: [OT] Meaning of U+24560?

From: Andrew C. West (
Date: Mon Oct 13 2003 - 07:04:07 CST

On Sun, 12 Oct 2003, Patrick Andries wrote:
> Would anyone know what U+24650 means?

Probably only Yang Xiong really knows what U+24560 means in the context of
Tetragram #9, but unfortunately he's been dead for a couple of thousand years.

Rather than bravely attempt to translate the Chinese tetragram names yourself,
which you could not do properly without having studied the original text and
commentaries in detail over many years, it would probably be safer to seek out a
good French translation of the Tai Xuan Jing, and simply use the names given
there. (Off hand I can't recommend a French translation, but I feel sure that it
must have been translated by at least one of the great 19th or early 20th
century French Sinologists). Using names which are already familiar to French
readers - even if they are not necessarily considered "correct" now - is
probably better than mistranslating the original Chinese names or producing
stilted translations of Nylan's names for the tetagrams.


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