四海

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Chinese[edit]

four ocean; sea
simp. and trad.
(四海)
Literally: “the four seas”.

Etymology[edit]

In Ancient China, it was thought that China was surrounded by ocean on all four sides. Eventually, this phrase came to mean "all four directions" or "everywhere."

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Noun[edit]

四海

  1. (literary, figuratively) the world; the whole world

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