wuxia

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wu·xia

 (wo͞o′shyä′)
n.
A genre of Chinese fiction or other narrative work characterized by chivalrous heroes, martial arts, swordplay, and sometimes elements of fantasy, often in a historical setting.

[Mandarin wǔxiá : , military, martial (from Middle Chinese ʋuə̆´, from Old Chinese *m(r)aʔ; akin to Tibetan dmag, army, and Burmese mak, soldier) + xiá, chivalrous hero, knight errant (from Middle Chinese xɦjiap, from Old Chinese *gêp).]
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wuxia

(ˈwuːˌʃiːˈɑː)
n
1. (Film) a genre of Chinese fiction and film, concerning the adventures of sword-wielding chivalrous heroes
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a genre of Chinese fiction and film, concerning the adventures of sword-wielding chivalrous heroes
[from Chinese: martial-chivalric]
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