Поднебесная

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Etymology[edit]

под- (pod-) +‎ небеса́ (nebesá) +‎ -ная (-naja), literally “(the country) under Heavens”, calque of Chinese 天下 (Tiānxià, Under Heaven).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pədʲnʲɪˈbʲesnəjə]

Proper noun[edit]

Поднебе́сная (Podnebésnajaf inan (genitive Поднебе́сной)

  1. (poetic or ironic) China, Celestial Empire

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