Dynasty vs Wu - What's the difference?

dynasty | wu |


As nouns the difference between dynasty and wu

is that dynasty is a series of rulers or dynasts from one family while wu is (historic) a chinese shaman or shamaness.

dynasty

English

Noun

(dynasties)
  • A series of rulers or dynasts from one family.
  • Derived terms

    * dynastic * dynastically

    wu

    English

    (wikipedia Wu)

    Etymology 1

    From the Wade-Giles romanization of (etyl) (etyl)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (historic) Suzhou, a city in southern Jiangsu province in China, whence:
  • # (historic) A county of imperial and Republican China around Suzhou.
  • # (historic) A commandery of imperial China around Suzhou.
  • A historic and cultural region of China around the mouth of the Yangtze River, whence:
  • # The family of Chinese languages spoken in that region, including Shanghainese and Suzhounese, the second-most spoken family after Mandarin.
  • # (historic) The kingdom ruled by the Ji family from Wuxi and then Suzhou during the Spring and Autumn period of China's Zhou dynasty.
  • # A common Chinese surname:
  • # (historic) The kingdom ruled by the Sun family from Ezhou and Nanjing during the Three Kingdoms interregnum following China's Han dynasty.
  • # (historic) The kingdom ruled by Li Zitong from Yangzhou and Hangzhou during the interregnum following China's Sui dynasty.
  • # (historic) The kingdom ruled by the Yang family from Yangzhou during the Ten Kingdoms interregnum following China's Tang dynasty.
  • # (historic) The kingdom ruled by the Qian family from Hangzhou and Shaoxing during the Ten Kingdoms interregnum following China's Tang dynasty.
  • Synonyms
    * Gusu, Helu City, Suzhou (Suzhou ) * Wuxian, Wu-hsien (county ) * Wujun, Wu-chun (commandery ) * Wu Chinese, Jiangnan, Wuyue, Jiangzhe (language family ) * Gou Wu, Gouwu, Gong Wu, Gongwu (Spring & Autumn Period realm ) * Dong Wu, Dongwu, Eastern Wu, Sun Wu (Three Kingdoms realm ) * Huainan, Hongnong, Southern Wu, Yang Wu (Ten Kingdoms realm ruled from Yangzhou ) * Wuyue (Ten Kingdoms realm ruled from Hangzhou ) * Woo (surname )

    See also

    * Suzhounese * * (wuu)

    Etymology 2

    From the Wade-Giles romanization of the (etyl) (etyl) . (The Wu Emperor) (Cao Cao)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A Chinese surname
  • (historic)
  • Usage notes
    Although the Chinese usage of Wu as a posthumous name is adjectival and should properly be translated — as, e.g., "the Martial Emperor of the Han dynasty" — or treated as an epithet in a similar manner to emperors called after their era names — as, e.g., "the Hongwu Emperor of the Ming dynasty" — it is much more common to encounter them in English sources treated as proper names — as, e.g., "Emperor Wu of the Han dynasty" — despite the Chinese meaning nothing of the sort.
    Synonyms
    * Woo (surname ) * martial, war-like, etc. (royal epithet )

    Etymology 3

    From the Wade-Giles romanization of (etyl) (etyl) , etc.

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A Chinese surname.
  • Synonyms
    * Woo

    Anagrams

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