A reconstruction of the extent of various Chinese realms since the Zhou.


Proper Noun



Similar words


  • Borrowed from Portuguese China, from Persian چین from Middle Persian 𐭰𐭩𐭭 ("China"), from Sanskrit चीन of uncertain etymology. It is usually thought to be derived from , Middle Chinese: , Old Chinese: , the westernmost ancient Chinese state, but other theories have been proposed, including derivation from , Middle Chinese: , Old Chinese: , , or the Zina of . See "Names of China" at Wikipedia.

Modern English dictionary

Explore and search massive catalog of over 900,000 word meanings.

Word of the Day

Get a curated memorable word every day.

Challenge yourself

Level up your vocabulary by setting personal goals.

And much more

Try out Vedaist now.