[ hey-ahn ]
/ ˈheɪˈɑn /
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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.
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Origin of Heian
1890–95; <Japanese heian, earlier feian<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese píngān peace
Words nearby Heian
Hegira, hegumen, heh, hehe, he-huckleberry, Heian, heid, Heidegger, Heidelberg, Heidelberg jaw, Heidelberg man
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How to use Heian in a sentence
To historians the Heian Period represents the rise and fall of the Fujiwara family.
But in the middle of the Heian Period the Fujiwara were very much everywhere.