Resolved Translate the Chinese term 发冠

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  1. PinetreeNo.2

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    Hi everyone, I'd like to translate 发冠 into English. I think the term refers to the 'crown' men wore in ancient times to keep their hair up. But what's a good translation?
     
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    It does refer to the crown and hairpin set in general but can also mean hat. There's not really a good translation, crown or cap is probably the best translation in most cases. Seems like something you can footnote if necessary.
     
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    Thank you for your reply! The novel is set during the Han Dynasty, so the term could be either a crown and hairpin or a hat. Context wise, the character's hair can be seen, so I'll use the word crown for the sentence in question. The fact that the term can also be used for a hat, like an official's hat for example, is something I forgot tbh.
    Thanks for the reminder. :blobsmilehappyeyes:
     
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    headpiece?
     
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