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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Definitions for hsien

  1. One of a group of benevolent spirits promoting good in the world.
  2. In China, a county or district.

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Citations for hsien
Taoists want to live forever, become Hsien. Louis Rogers, Ladder to the Sky
The hsien was willing to depart, most willing if it could fulfill its mission and take her with it. By urging the spirit to depart as quickly as possible, Deng had inadvertently given it new strength. Jane Lindskold, Five Odd Honors
Origin of hsien
Hsien stems from the Chinese word xiān meaning "hermit, wizard." It came into English in the 1960s.