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Meaning of CATHAY

Pronunciation:  ka'they

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an archaic or literary name for China
 

CATHAY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ca*thay"\, n.
China; -- an old name for the Celestial Empire, said have
been introduced by Marco Polo and to be a corruption of the
Tartar name for North China (Khitai, the country of the
Khitans.)

      Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.
                                               --Tennyson.

 

 

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