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ChineseEdit

ten thousand; a great number; surname
 
ride; mount; make use of; take advantage of; multiply; to avail of; to ride
trad. (萬乘)
simp. (万乘)

EtymologyEdit

(10,000) + (measure word for a chariot pulled by a team of four horses)

In the Zhou Dynasty, a system was enacted whereby the emperor would be allotted a 1,000 li plot of land, along with a fleet of 10,000 chariots (萬乘). Later on, the term 萬乘 came to refer to the emperor.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

萬乘

  1. (archaic) the emperor
  2. (archaic) 10,000 war chariots (each pulled by a team of four horses)