Definitions

from The 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.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Gedeeft gouf hien eréischt zwee Joer méi spéit, wat deemols ongewéinlech spéit war.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • They found two hunters, whom they brought back with them, and then called on Fa-hien to act as interpreter and question them.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • These, like Fa-hien itself, are all what we might call “clerical” names, appellations given to the parties as monks or sramanas.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • 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.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • Asoka, so that Fa-hien connects a legend of it with his account of

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • Here Fa-hien stayed two years, writing out his Sutras,3 and drawing pictures of images.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • As it took Fa-hien twenty-five days to reach it, it must have been at least 150 miles from Khoten.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • 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.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • It was the former of these that came on this occasion to the thoughts and memory of Fa-hien.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • “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.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.