天王

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

天王

  1. (archaic) the son of heaven; the emperor

Usage notes[edit]

This term originally gained popularity during the Spring and Autumn Period in reference to the Zhou kings. Later on, the term 天子 gradually gained more favor.


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Noun[edit]

天王 (hiragana てんのう, romaji tennō)

  1. (Buddhism) heavenly king