Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)

Examples

Comments

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