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Heian

[ hey-ahn ]
/ ˈheɪˈɑn /
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adjective

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
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