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Cathay

[ ka-they ]
/ kæˈθeɪ /
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noun Literary or Archaic.
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Origin of Cathay

<Medieval Latin Cat(h)aya<Turkic; compare Tatar Kïtai
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British Dictionary definitions for Cathay

Cathay
/ (kæˈθeɪ) /

noun
a literary or archaic name for China

Word Origin for Cathay

C14: from Medieval Latin Cataya, of Turkic origin
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