of or relating to the period in Japan, a.d. 794–1185, characterized by the modification and naturalization of ideas and institutions that were earlier introduced from China.

Origin of Heian

1890–95; < Japanese heian, earlier feian < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese píngān peace
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