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tenno

/ (ˈtɛnəʊ) /
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noun plural -no or -nos
the formal title of the Japanese emperor, esp when regarded as a divine religious leader
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Word Origin for tenno

from Japanese tennō
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How to use tenno in a sentence

  • The dynasty, for about twenty-five hundred years since Jimmu Tenno, has never been broken.

    Japanese Girls and Women|Alice Mabel Bacon
  • But the very existence of Jimmu Tenno as an historical personage is not at all certain.

    The Gist of Japan|R. B. Peery
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