万 (10,000) + 乘 (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.
万乘 (simplified, Pinyin wànshèng, traditional 萬乘)
- (archaic) the emperor
- (archaic) 10,000 war chariots (each pulled by a team of four horses)
- "万乘" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2008-01-20.