Qin meaning

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A Chinese dynasty (221–206 bc ) that established the first centralized imperial government in China. Much of the Great Wall of China was built during the rule of this dynasty.
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(music) Seven-stringed classical Chinese zither that does not have a bridge, sometimes referred to as guqin where gu stands for ancient.
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An ancient feudal state of China that existed between 778 and 207 BC.
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The first imperial dynasty of China, lasting from 221 to 207 BC.
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Origin of qin

  • Mandarin Qín name of an ancient Chinese state (originally the name of a fief located in what is now Gansu province, from which the state grew), Qin dynasty from Middle Chinese tsfiin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Mandarin 秦 (Qín), from Middle Chinese (*dzin), from Old Chinese (*dzin).

    From Wiktionary