ACROBATICS  雜技

The ART of ACROBATS.
GYMNASTICSTUMBLINGAGILITYFUNAMBULISM

Kind Of

ARTS

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current general word for acrobatics in WEISHU 魏書 is zá xì 雜戲.

2. Current acrobatic acts include illusion arts, breathing fire, juggling upto nine objects in the air, jumping through narrow rings, stand on one's hands on a ball, tight-rope walking, climbing up a high pole (also on a moving cart), standing on one's hands on piles of tiles, keeping plates turning in mid-air, balancing complex objects on a pole placed on one's forehead. All these are abundantly illustrated on Han tiles.

Modern Chinese Criteria

雜技

把戲

雜耍

百戲

角抵

玩意兒

走繩

走索

走鋼絲

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

SUN JI 漢代無知文化資料圖說 389ff

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FINSTERBUSCH 2000 Verzeichnis und Motivindex der Han-Darstellungen

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vtoN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 孟子 : 1

Words

   yuàn OC: k-lons MC: jiɛn 1 Attribution
  • vtoNclimb up (a pole 緣橦)
伎 / 技 / 妓   jì OC: ɡreʔ MC: giɛ jì OC: ɡreʔ MC: giɛ jì OC: ɡreʔ MC: giɛ 0 Attributions
  • ncourt entertainer, juggler
   nòng OC: ɡ-rooŋs MC: luŋ 0 Attributions
  • vtoNjuggle, keep several objects in the air at the same time (in Han times there were already jugglers keeping nine objects in the air at the same time)
   zhì OC: ɡ-leɡ MC: ɖiɛk 0 Attributions
  • vtoNkeep plates turning on sticks held up in the air
   xuán OC: sɢlon MC: ziɛn 0 Attributions
  • vtoNstand on one's hands on a ball 旋球
   dié OC: dɯɯb MC: dep 0 Attributions
  • viactpile up things and perform acrobatics on these piled-up things
   tiào OC: kh-leews MC: theu 0 Attributions
  • viactjuggle, keep several objects in the air at the same time
化人   huà rén OC: hŋʷraals njin MC: hɣɛ ȵin 0 Attributions
  • NP{vadN}LIE: illusion artist with added supernatural Taoist skills
吐火   tǔ huǒ OC: kh-laaʔ qphaalʔ MC: thuo̝ hʷɑ 0 Attributions
  • VPibreathe fire
履索   lǚ suǒ OC: riʔ saaɡ MC: li sɑk 0 Attributions
  • VPiwalk on a rope, walk the tightrope
幻人   huàn rén OC: ɢʷreens njin MC: ɦɣɛn ȵin 0 Attributions
  • NP{N1adN2}post-Han: illusion artist
投狹   tóu xiá OC: doo ɡreeb MC: du ɦɣɛp 0 Attributions
  • VPijump through a narrow ring
沖狹   chōng xiá OC: ɡrluŋ ɡreeb MC: ɖuŋ ɦɣɛp 0 Attributions
  • VPijump through a narrow ring
緣橦   yuán chuáng OC: k-lon rdooŋ MC: jiɛn ɖɣɔŋ 0 Attributions
  • VPiactclimb up a dangerously high pole
象人   xiàng rén OC: sɢlaŋʔ njin MC: zi̯ɐŋ ȵin 0 Attributions
  • NPHANSHU: top level acrobat, in particular a person capable of the famous 魚龍曼延, the most complex piece of acrobatics known, but of which no detailed picture survives.
雜戲   zá xì OC: sɡuub qhras MC: dzəp hiɛ 0 Attributions

The current general word for acrobatics in WEISHU 魏書 is zá xì 雜戲.

  • NPabactacrobatics

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: