[ 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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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of Heian
1890–95; <Japanese heian, earlier feian<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese píngān peace
Words nearby Heian
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Example sentences from the Web for Heian
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.