rǔfú 乳栿



  • rufu (Pinyin without tones)
  • 乳栿 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 乳栿 (Simplified Chinese)
  • rǔfú (Pinyin)1
  • ju-fu (Wade-Giles)


    literally: "infant" or "nipple" beam (Kroll 2015, 391); a beam spanning two-rafters in length and joining eaves columns to the interior building structure (Guo 2002, 67; Fu 2017, 364, Chen 2010, 196); two-rafter eaves beam (Zuo 2019, 178)2


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  • 1 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 196.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 391.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 67.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 364.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 196.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; ZUO. 2019. Timber-Framed Architecture of the Lower Yangzi, 178.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: building frame

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CMW S21, “ 乳栿 rǔfú” in Architectura Sinica last modified March 12, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000140.


CMW S21, “ 乳栿 rǔfú.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 12, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000140.

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