Xian

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See also: xian, Xi'an, xiān, xián, xiǎn, and xiàn

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a transliteration of the Chinese pronunciation of 西安 (pinyin: Xī'ān).

Proper noun[edit]

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Xian

  1. Misspelling of Xi'an., a city in central China and the capital of Shaanxi province; formerly spelled Sian in Postal System Pinyin.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Χ, the first letter of Greek Χριστος (Christos, meaning Christ).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

Xian (plural Xians)

  1. Abbreviation of Christian.

Adjective[edit]

Xian (comparative more Xian, superlative most Xian)

  1. Abbreviation of Christian.

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