One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In China: an elaborate commemorative or ornamental archway.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Francis Davis (1795–1890), colonial governor and Chinese scholar. From Chinese páilóu (Wade-Giles transcription p'ai-lou) from pái tablet, plate + lóu storied building.
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