In March I wrote about a world map where the country names had been translated to their original literal meanings, as far as anyone could be sure. Language, after all, is a complex and confusing thing that grows, develops and morphs over time as dialects mix and meanings blend. I thought it would be fun to follow it up by delving a bit deeper and look at the cities within those countries who no doubt have been subject to the same whims of change and misinterpretation. Unsurprisingly, the results are just as interesting, out-there and weird.
Capital city whose name means 'place of the gods' Crossword Clue
Capital city whose name means "place of the gods" - crossword puzzle clue
One of the most popular legends is based on the belief that the three wise men, also sometimes called the three Star Gods, are the representation of specific celestials energies that are available for the benefit of humans. Let's look at the energies of each wise man - Fuk, Luk, and Sau - individually. The Chinese character Fuk means blessings of good luck, health, and happiness. This is the wise man that is often depicted holding either a scroll or a child. There is a popular belief that Fuk is the personification of planet Jupiter, with all its associated energy of good luck and auspiciousness. The meaning of Luk character in imperial China was an official's salary.
An Extraordinary World Map Of Literally Translated City Names
This list covers English language national capital city names with their etymologies. Some of these include notes on indigenous names and their etymologies. Some of these etymologies are uncertain.