四海

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

("four") + ("seas")

In Ancient China, it was thought that China was surrounded by ocean on all four sides. Eventually, this phrase came to mean "all four directions" or "everywhere."

Noun[edit]

四海 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin sìhǎi)

  1. (literary) the world