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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lit., King of Heaven; -- a title of the emperor of Japan as the head of the Shinto religion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The king of heaven; emperor: same as Chinese tien hwang: a title first adopted in Japan in 782.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the emperor of Japan; when regarded as a religious leader the emperor is called tenno

Etymologies

Romanization of Japanese 天皇 (てんのう, Ten’nou). (Wiktionary)

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