líulíwǎ 琉璃瓦



  • liuliwa (Pinyin without tones)
  • 琉璃瓦 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 琉璃瓦 (Simplified Chinese)
  • líulíwǎ (Pinyin)1
  • liu-li-wa (Wade-Giles)


    literally: (possibly imitation) lapus-lazuli, glass, or beryl tile (Kroll 2015, 278, 466); a glazed roof tile (Hanyu dacidian)1


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  • 1 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 278, 466.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 漢語大詞典編纂処. 2011. 漢語大詞典, accessed April 19, 2021.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

How to Cite This Entry

CMW S21, “ 琉璃瓦 líulíwǎ” in Architectura Sinica last modified April 19, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000165.


CMW S21, “ 琉璃瓦 líulíwǎ.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 16, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000165.

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