Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In China, a subordinate division of a fu or department, or of an independent chow; an administrative district under the control of an official styled chih-hien. In the 18 provinces of China proper there are about 1,285 hien.
- n. The seat of government of such a district.
- n. Also written heen and hsien.
“Gedeeft gouf hien eréischt zwee Joer méi spéit, wat deemols ongewéinlech spéit war.”
“They found two hunters, whom they brought back with them, and then called on Fa-hien to act as interpreter and question them.”
“These, like Fa-hien itself, are all what we might call “clerical” names, appellations given to the parties as monks or sramanas.”
“When Fa-hien and Tao-ching first arrived at the Jetavana monastery, and thought how the World-honoured one had formerly resided there for twenty-five years, painful reflections arose in their minds.”
“Asoka, so that Fa-hien connects a legend of it with his account of”
“Here Fa-hien stayed two years, writing out his Sutras,3 and drawing pictures of images.”
“As it took Fa-hien twenty-five days to reach it, it must have been at least 150 miles from Khoten.”
“Fa-hien again with all his heart directed his thoughts to Kwan-she-yin and the monkish communities of the land of Han; and, through their dread and mysterious protection, was preserved to day-break.”
“It was the former of these that came on this occasion to the thoughts and memory of Fa-hien.”
““The winter study or library” would be the name of the apartment in his monastery or house, where he sat and talked with Fa-hien.”
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