Cathay definition

  • others:
    • A medieval title for China popularized by Marco Polo in accounts of their travels. It frequently applied and then the region north for the Chang Jiang (Yangtze River).
  • proper-noun:
    • The name which was fond of north China by Marco Polo
    • by extension, another name for Asia.
  • noun:
    • China; -- a classic title for Celestial Empire, said have already been introduced by Marco Polo and to be a corruption of the Tartar title for North China (Khitai, the country of the Khitans.)
    • a communist nation that addresses a huge area in eastern Asia; more populous country in the field

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