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Celestial Empire

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  • proper n. Empire of China

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. China; -- so called from the Chinese words, tien chan, Heavenly Dynasty, as being the kingdom ruled over by the dynasty appointed by heaven.
  • n. See under Celestial.

Etymologies

From the term Son of Heaven used to describe the Emperor of China, extended to cover his empire. (Wiktionary)

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