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亭長

ChineseEdit

pavilion
 
long; length; forever; always; constantly; chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop
trad. (亭長)
simp. (亭长)

EtymologyEdit

(an area of 10 square li) + (leader)

During the Qin and Han Dynastys, there existed an administrative unit called a ting (亭), which was defined as an area of 10 square li. The leader of this rural district was called 亭長. The most famous former 亭長 was the Emperor Gaozu of Han.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

亭長

  1. (archaic) district leader