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There are 81 total results for your empress search.

Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin huáng hòu / huang2 hou4
Taiwan huang hou
Japanese kougou / kogo / こうごう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese empress; imperial consort
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (Japanese) empress; queen; (surname) Kougou



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Mandarin yè kǎ jié lín nà / ye4 ka3 jie2 lin2 na4
Taiwan yeh k`a chieh lin na / yeh ka chieh lin na
Chinese Yekaterina or Ekaterina (name); Catherine the Great or Catherine the Second (1684-1727), Empress of Russia

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Mandarin hòu / hou4
Taiwan hou
Japanese kisaki / きさき
Chinese empress; queen; surname Hou
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (suffix) after; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) empress; queen; (female given name) Kisaki


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Mandarin tài hòu / tai4 hou4
Taiwan t`ai hou / tai hou
Japanese taikou / taiko / たいこう
Chinese Empress Dowager
Japanese empress dowager; queen mother


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Mandarin nǚ huáng / nu:3 huang2
Taiwan nü huang
Japanese jokou / joko / じょこう
Chinese empress
Japanese (See 女帝) empress; queen

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Chinese name of an empress

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Mandarin zhào / zhao4
Taiwan chao
Chinese name invented for herself by Tang empress Wu Zetian 武則天|武则天[Wu3 Ze2 tian1]


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Japanese sankou / sanko / さんこう Japanese Grand Empress Dowager, the Empress Dowager and the Empress Consort


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Japanese sanguu / sangu / さんぐう Japanese (obscure) (See 三后) Grand Empress Dowager, the Empress Dowager and the Empress Consort; (surname) Mimiya; (surname) Minomiya; (surname, given name) Mitsumiya; (surname) Sanmiya; (place-name, surname) Sannomiya; (place-name, surname) Sanguu; (surname) Sangu


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Japanese chuuguu / chugu / ちゅうぐう Japanese (1) (See 三后) the empress, the empress dowager and the grand empress dowager; (2) emperor's second consort; (3) empress; palace of the empress; (4) building of a Shinto shrine built on middle ground; (5) (See 皇居) demesne of the imperial palace; (place-name, surname) Nakamiya; (surname) Nakanomiya; (given name) Chuuguu


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Mandarin qián líng / qian2 ling2
Taiwan ch`ien ling / chien ling
Chinese Qianling at Xianyang 咸陽市|咸阳市 in Shaanxi, burial site of third Tang emperor 高宗 and empress Wuzetian 武則天|武则天


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Japanese ryouan / ryoan / りょうあん Japanese court mourning (for the late emperor or empress); national mourning



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Mandarin fó ye / fo2 ye5
Taiwan fo yeh
Chinese Buddha (term of respect for Sakyamuni 釋迦牟尼|释迦牟尼[Shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2]); His Holiness (refers to a Buddhist grandee); Buddha; God; emperor; in late Qing court, refers exclusively to Empress Dowager Cixi 慈禧太后[Ci2 xi3 tai4 hou4]


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Japanese gishin / ぎしん Japanese empress dowager's home


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Japanese dairi / だいり Japanese (1) imperial palace; (2) (abbreviation) (See 内裏雛) festival dolls representing the emperor and the empress; (place-name) Dairi



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Mandarin cè lì / ce4 li4
Taiwan ts`e li / tse li
Japanese sakuritsu;sakuryuu / sakuritsu;sakuryu / さくりつ;さくりゅう
Chinese to confer a title on (an empress or a prince)
Japanese (noun/participle) imperial investiture; installation


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Japanese tairin / たいりん Japanese visit by the empress or the crown prince


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Japanese tairan / たいらん Japanese inspection by the empress or the crown prince


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Japanese kouguu / kogu / こうぐう Japanese (1) empress's palace; queen's palace; (2) empress; queen


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Mandarin hòu zuò / hou4 zuo4
Taiwan hou tso
Chinese empress's throne; (fig.) first place in a feminine competition


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Mandarin āi jiā / ai1 jia1
Taiwan ai chia
Chinese I, me (self-referring by a widowed empress etc, used in historical novels and operas)


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Japanese kokki / こっき Japanese anniversary of the death of an emperor or empress


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Japanese kokubo / こくぼ Japanese empress; empress dowager; (place-name, surname) Kokubo


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Japanese oomiya / おおみや Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) imperial palace; shrine; (2) Grand Empress Dowager; Empress Dowager; (3) woman of imperial lineage who has borne a child; (4) elderly woman of imperial lineage; (place-name, surname) Oomiya; (surname) Ooguu; (surname) Oumiya


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Mandarin tiān hòu / tian1 hou4
Taiwan t`ien hou / tien hou
Japanese tenkou / tenko / てんこう
Chinese Tin Hau, Empress of Heaven, another name for the goddess Matsu 媽祖|妈祖[Ma1 zu3]; Tin Hau (Hong Kong area around the MTR station with same name)
Japanese queen of heaven
Queen of Heaven, v. 摩利支.


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Japanese jotei / jote / じょてい Japanese empress


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Japanese nyouin;nyoin / nyoin;nyoin / にょういん;にょいん Japanese (honorific or respectful language) (See 院・6) woman bestowed with the title "in" (usu. the empress, imperial princesses, etc.); (personal name) Nyouin


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Japanese mebina / めびな Japanese Empress doll (in display with Emperor doll)


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Mandarin niáng niang / niang2 niang5
Taiwan niang niang
Japanese nyannyan / ニャンニャン
Chinese queen; empress; imperial concubine; Goddess, esp. Xi Wangmu 王母娘娘 or 西王母, Queen Mother of the West; mother; aunt
Japanese Niangniang (chi:); Chinese goddess



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Mandarin gōng zhǔ / gong1 zhu3
Taiwan kung chu
Japanese miyanushi / みやぬし
Chinese imperial empress; milady
Japanese (personal name) Miyanushi


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Mandarin dì hòu / di4 hou4
Taiwan ti hou
Chinese empress; imperial consort


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Mandarin cí xǐ / ci2 xi3
Taiwan tz`u hsi / tzu hsi
Japanese yoshiki / よしき
Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi or Ts'u Hsi (reigned 1861-1908)
Japanese (personal name) Yoshiki


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Mandarin zǐ tóng / zi3 tong2
Taiwan tzu t`ung / tzu tung
Chinese appellation of the empress by the emperor


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Japanese bokou / boko / ぼこう Japanese empress dowager


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Japanese obina / おびな Japanese Emperor doll (in display with Empress doll)


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Japanese kouhi / kohi / こうひ Japanese empress; queen



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Mandarin lín cháo / lin2 chao2
Taiwan lin ch`ao / lin chao
Chinese to hold a court audience; to govern from the imperial throne (applies esp. to Empress Dowager or Regent)


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Mandarin dǒng zhuó / dong3 zhuo2
Taiwan tung cho
Japanese toutaku / totaku / とうたく
Chinese Dong Zhuo (-192), top general of late Han, usurped power in 189, murdered empress dowager and child emperor, killed in 192 by Lü Bu 呂布|吕布
Japanese (personal name) Toutaku


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Japanese gyoukei / gyoke / ぎょうけい Japanese (noun/participle) attendance (of the Empress); (given name) Gyoukei


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Japanese ryouan / ryoan / りょうあん Japanese court mourning (for the late emperor or empress); national mourning


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Japanese ryouan / ryoan / りょうあん Japanese court mourning (for the late emperor or empress); national mourning


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Japanese kankei / kanke / かんけい Japanese (archaism) return to the palace (usu. of the empress, crown prince, etc.)


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Japanese monin / もんいん Japanese empress dowager


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Japanese ingou / ingo / いんごう Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) former emperor (or his empress, imperial princesses, etc.); (2) (See 院・7) posthumous Buddhist name containing the character "in"


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Japanese obina / おびな Japanese Emperor doll (in display with Empress doll)


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Japanese sankougou / sankogo / さんこうごう Japanese (obscure) (See 三后) Grand Empress Dowager, the Empress Dowager and the Empress Consort


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Japanese ryouheika / ryoheka / りょうへいか Japanese (honorific or respectful language) Their Majesties; the Emperor and Empress


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Japanese dairisama / だいりさま Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) (See 内裏・1) imperial palace; person living in the imperial palace (esp. the emperor); (2) (polite language) (See 内裏雛) festival dolls representing the emperor and the empress


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Japanese dairibina / だいりびな Japanese festival dolls representing the emperor and the empress


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Japanese kisaki;kisai(后)(ok) / きさき;きさい(后)(ok) Japanese empress; queen


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Japanese chikyuusetsu / chikyusetsu / ちきゅうせつ Japanese Empress's Birthday (esp. as celebrated prior to WWII)


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Mandarin nǚ huáng dì / nu:3 huang2 di4
Taiwan nü huang ti
Chinese empress; refers to Tang empress Wuzetian 武則天|武则天 (624-705), reigned 690-705



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Mandarin xiào shèng xiàn / xiao4 sheng4 xian4
Taiwan hsiao sheng hsien
Chinese Empress Xiaoshengxian (1693-1777), consort of Emperor Yongzheng 雍正[Yong1 zheng4] and mother of Emperor Qianlong 乾隆[Qian2 long2]


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Mandarin ān dé hǎi / an1 de2 hai3
Taiwan an te hai
Chinese An Dehai (-1869), the Qing equivalent of Rasputin, all-powerful court eunuch with the dowager empress Cixi 慈禧太后[Ci2 xi3 tai4 hou4], executed in 1869 by her rival Empress Mother Empress Dowager Ci'an 慈安皇太后


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Japanese shikinensai / しきねんさい Japanese (See 式年) imperial memorial ceremony (held on the anniversary of the emperor's or empress's death, on fixed years)



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Mandarin zhāng yì zhī / zhang1 yi4 zhi1
Taiwan chang i chih
Chinese Zhang Yizhi (-705), Tang dynasty politician and favorite of Empress Wu Zetian 武則天|武则天[Wu3 Ze2 tian1]



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Mandarin wǔ zé tiān / wu3 ze2 tian1
Taiwan wu tse t`ien / wu tse tien
Chinese Wu Zetian (624-705), Tang empress, reigned 690-705



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Mandarin wǔ shì huò / wu3 shi4 huo4
Taiwan wu shih huo
Chinese Wu Shihuo (7th century), father of Tang empress Wu Zetian 武則天|武则天


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Japanese kougouguu / kogogu / こうごうぐう Japanese (1) empress's residence; (2) (See 皇后) empress


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Japanese koutaigou(p);koutaikou / kotaigo(p);kotaiko / こうたいごう(P);こうたいこう Japanese Queen Mother; Empress Dowager; (surname) Koutaigou



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Mandarin huáng tài hòu / huang2 tai4 hou4
Taiwan huang t`ai hou / huang tai hou
Chinese empress dowager
Japanese See: 皇太后


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Mandarin měi zhì zǐ / mei3 zhi4 zi3
Taiwan mei chih tzu
Japanese michiko / みちこ
Chinese Michiko, Japanese female given name; Empress Michiko of Japan (1934-)
Japanese (female given name) Michiko



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Mandarin lǎo fó yé / lao3 fo2 ye2
Taiwan lao fo yeh
Chinese title of respect for the queen mother or the emperor's father; nickname for Empress Dowager Cixi 慈禧太后[Ci2 xi3 tai4 hou4]


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Japanese jouganden / joganden / じょうがんでん Japanese (See 七殿,十七殿) pavilion housing the empress's reception hall (in the inner Heian Palace)


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Japanese dairibina / だいりびな Japanese festival dolls representing the emperor and the empress


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Japanese tairanzumou / tairanzumo / たいらんずもう Japanese {sumo} wrestling performed in the presence of the empress or crown prince


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Japanese oomiyagosho / おおみやごしょ Japanese Empress Dowager's palace; (place-name) Oomiyagosho


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Japanese taikoutaigou / taikotaigo / たいこうたいごう Japanese (See 三后) Grand Empress Dowager



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Mandarin shí chā nán tuó / shi2 cha1 nan2 tuo2
Taiwan shih ch`a nan t`o / shih cha nan to
Japanese Jisshananda
Śikṣānanda. A śramaṇa of Kustana (Khotan) who in A.D. 695 introduced a new alphabet into China and translated nineteen works; the Empress Wu invited him to bring a complete copy of the Huayan sūtra to Luoyang; sixteen works in the present collection are assigned to him. Also 施乞叉難陀.


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Mandarin cí xǐ tài hòu / ci2 xi3 tai4 hou4
Taiwan tz`u hsi t`ai hou / tzu hsi tai hou
Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi or Ts'u Hsi (1835-1908), regent 1861-1908



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Mandarin wù xū zhèng biàn / wu4 xu1 zheng4 bian4
Taiwan wu hsü cheng pien
Chinese coup by Dowager Empress Cixi 慈禧太后[Ci2 xi3 tai4 hou4] ending the 1898 attempt to reform the Qing dynasty


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Japanese suikojidai / すいこじだい Japanese Suiko period (i.e. the Asuka period, esp. under the reign of Empress Suiko, approx. 592-628 CE)



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Mandarin zhèng gōng niáng niáng / zheng4 gong1 niang2 niang2
Taiwan cheng kung niang niang
Chinese empress


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Japanese kougouheika / kogoheka / こうごうへいか Japanese her majesty the Empress


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Mandarin pú tí liú zhì / pu2 ti2 liu2 zhi4
Taiwan p`u t`i liu chih / pu ti liu chih
Japanese Bojirushi
Bodhiruci, intp. as 覺愛, a monk from southern India whose original name 達磨流支 Dharmaruci was changed as above by order of the Empress Wu; he tr. 53 works in A.D. 693—713.


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Japanese enpuresu / エンプレス Japanese empress


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Japanese obina / おびな Japanese Emperor doll (in display with Empress doll)


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Japanese goshinei / goshine / ごしんえい Japanese (1) imperial portrait; photograph of the incumbent Emperor and Empress distributed to schools between 1890 and the end of the Second World War; (2) (honorific or respectful language) portrait or photo of a person of high rank


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Japanese dairibina / だいりびな Japanese festival dolls representing the emperor and the empress



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Mandarin dà zhōu qiàn dìng zhòng jīng mù lù / da4 zhou1 qian4 ding4 zhong4 jing1 mu4 lu4
Taiwan ta chou ch`ien ting chung ching mu lu / ta chou chien ting chung ching mu lu
Japanese Daishū senjō shukyō mokuroku
The catalogue in 14 juan of the Buddhist scripture made under the Empress Wu of the Tang dynasty, the name of which she changed to Zhou; Dazhou qianding zhongjing mulu


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Japanese ryouan / ryoan / りょうあん Japanese court mourning (for the late emperor or empress); national mourning

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 81 results for "empress" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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