tenno

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 天皇 (Tennō てんのう, earlier ten'ou てんおう), from Middle Chinese 天皇 (tʰen-ɣwang) (compare Mandarin tiānhuáng 天皇), from Old Chinese 天皇 (*l̥ˁin-ɢʷˁaŋ "Heavenly Sovereign" → "Emperor"), from ("Heaven") + ("sovereign").

Noun[edit]

tenno (plural tennos)

  1. Japan’s head of state and the head of the Japanese imperial family. The emperor of Japan.

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References[edit]

  • Webster’s Third New International Dictionary lists only the spelling tenno, noting that it is often capitalized.
  • Microsoft Encarta Online has no entry.

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Romanization[edit]

tenno

  1. rōmaji reading of てんのう