hsien

[ shyuhn ]
/ ʃyʌn /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. hsia-men,
  2. hsiamen,
  3. hsian,
  4. hsiang,
  5. hsiangt'an,
  6. hsin hsüeh,
  7. hsin-hai-lien,
  8. hsing shêng,
  9. hsinhailien,
  10. hsinhsiang

Origin of hsien

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

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