dānbì 丹陛



  • danbi (Pinyin without tones)
  • 丹陛 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 丹陛 (Simplified Chinese)
  • dānbì (Pinyin)
  • tan-pi (Wade-Giles)


    lit. "cinnabar steps" or "cinnabar terrace" (Kroll 2015, 20, 74); usually refers to steps leading up the raised platform of a palatial hall; in some cases this term is also used to refer to the "moon terrace" (yuetai 月臺) in front of a palatial hall1


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  • 1 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 20, 74.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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CMW S21, “ 丹陛 dānbì” in Architectura Sinica last modified March 24, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000144.


CMW S21, “ 丹陛 dānbì.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 24, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000144.

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