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hsien

[shyuhn] /ʃyʌn/
noun, plural hsien.
1.
(in popular Chinese religion) one of a group of benevolent spirits promoting good in the world.
2.
(in China) a county or district.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; < Chinese (Wade-Giles) hsien1, (pinyin) xiān hermit, wizard
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