天下

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("sky, heaven, god") +  ("below, under"). See All under Heaven.

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Noun[edit]

天下

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) the world; everything under the sky; all under heaven
    • Late 3rd century BC, Zhuangzi
      天下莫大於秋毫之末,而太山為小;莫壽於殤子,而彭祖為夭。天地與我並生,而萬物與我為一。
      Under heaven there is nothing greater than the tip of an autumn down, and the Tai mountain is small. There is no one more long-lived than a child which dies prematurely, and Peng Zu did not live out his time. Heaven, Earth, and I were produced together, and all things and I are one.
  2. China (lofty)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on'yomi
Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

天下 (hiragana てんか, romaji tenka) (commonly read)
天下 (hiragana てんげ, romaji tenge) (rarely read)

  1. world, earth

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Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

天下 (cheonha) (hangeul 천하)

  1. Hanja form? of 천하, “world, earth”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

天下

  1. Hán tự form of thiên hạ, "world"