Ch'in


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Ch'in

 (chĭn)
See Qin.

chin

(tʃɪn)

n., v. chinned, chin•ning. n.
1. the lower extremity of the face, below the mouth.
2. the prominence of the lower jaw.
v.t.
3. to grasp an overhead bar and pull (oneself) upward until the chin is above or level with the bar: done as an exercise.
4. to raise or hold to the chin, as a violin.
v.i.
5. Slang. to chatter.
Idioms:
1. keep one's chin up, to maintain one's courage and optimism during a period of adversity.
2. take it on the chin, Informal.
a. to be defeated thoroughly.
b. to endure punishment stoically.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English cin(n), c. Old Saxon kinni, Old High German chinni, Old Norse kinn, Gothic kinnus cheek; akin to Latin gena, Greek génus chin, gnáthos jaw, Skt hánus jaw]
chin′less, adj.

Ch'in

or Qin

(tʃɪn)

n.
a dynasty in ancient China, 221–206 B.C., marked by the emergence of a unified empire and the construction of much of the Great Wall of China.

Chin.

or Chin,

1. China.
2. Chinese.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ch'in - the Chinese dynasty (from 246 BC to 206 BC) that established the first centralized imperial government and built much of the Great Wall
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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15) "Vanne, ucellino, a quella mia nimica / Un fidel servo ch'in voi sola crede / Se 'l carcer ruppi, e fuor del mio costume / O mal guidato ocel disceso in terra / Io cerco solo amar la mia fenice" (Rossi 38).
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Non fu Nireo si bel, non si eccellente di forze Achille, e non si ardito Ulisse, non si veloce Lada, non prudente Nestor, che tanto seppe e tanto visse, non tanto liberal, tanto clemente, l'antica fama Cesare descrisse; che verso l'uom ch'in Ischia nascer deve, non abbia ogni lor vanto a restar lieve.
It derives from the Han Dynasty history's explanation of the way the Ch'in legalists united the empire by policies of wealth and strength (Jansen 1968, 320-321).
Se veder ti potesse, o summo bene, inclita mia speranza, o vita mia, beato mi terrei in queste pene e questa morte non mi doleria; o quanta doglia l'alma mia sostiene, o quanto voluntier ti vederia"; e tanto fu il dolor che gli ha sentuto ch'in terra come morto fu caduto.
108) In his Historical Records (Shiji 5EFS), Sima Qian quotes the philosopher Jia Yi, who wrote: "The First Emperor of Ch'in, harbouring an avaricious heart and following a selfassertive mind, not trusting his meritorious vassals or keeping close to intellectuals and commoners, abolished the kingly way of ruling, established his personal authority, banned writings and books, stiffened punitive laws, promoted craft and power, neglected benevolence and righteousness, and made tyranny the first rule of the world" (Shiji 6:283).
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