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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The name of four Chinese dynasties, including Western Jin (A.D. 265-316), Eastern Jin (317-420), Later Jin (936-946), and Jin (1115-1234).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Chinese dynasty and empire of Jin (晉) - Jin Dynasty (265–420)
  • proper n. The Chinese feudal state of Jin (晉) (11th century BCE–376 BCE), a state of the Zhou Dynasty in northern China
  • proper n. The Chinese dynasty and empire of Jin (金)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See jinnee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tall pole used in connection with rope and tackle to raise heavy objects.

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