万乘

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See also: 万乗 and 萬乘

Chinese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

(10,000) + (measure word for a chariot pulled by a team of four horses)

In the Zhou Dynasty, a system was enacted whereby the emperor would be allotted a 1,000 li plot of land, along with a fleet of 10,000 chariots (万乘). Later on, the term 万乘 came to refer to the emperor.

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Noun[edit]

万乘

  1. (archaic) the emperor
  2. (archaic) 10,000 war chariots (each pulled by a team of four horses)