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紫气东来
Pinyin
zǐ qì dōng lái
Explanation
Meaning
传说老子过函谷关之前,关尹喜见有紫气从东而来,知道将有圣人过关。果然老子骑着青牛而来。旧时比喻吉祥的征兆。
Context
汉·刘向《列仙传》:“老子西游,关令尹喜望见有紫气浮关,而老子果乘青牛而过也。”
Example
~,瑶池西望,翩翩青鸟舞前降。 ◎清·洪昇《长生殿》第十六出
 
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