[ shyuhn ]
/ ʃyʌn /

noun, plural hsien.

(in popular Chinese religion) one of a group of benevolent spirits promoting good in the world.
(in China) a county or district.

Origin of hsien

1965–70; < Chinese (Wade-Giles) hsien1, (pinyin) xiān hermit, wizard
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