: the legendary first dynasty of Chinese history traditionally dated from about 2200–1766 b.c.

Examples of Hsia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The country’s first three dynasties (the Hsia, Shang, and Chou) all arose in the north in the second millennium B.C. Jared Diamond, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 The main cast is headed by Wang Shih-hsien, Tsao Yu-ning, Wu Nien-hsuan, River Huang and Hsia Teng-hung. Patrick Frater, Variety, 18 Aug. 2023 The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival has announced that actor Brigitte Lin (aka Lin Ching Hsia) and award-winning cinematographer Chen Kun-hou will be recipients of lifetime achievement awards at the festival later this year. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 23 June 2023

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Word History


Chinese (Beijing) Xià

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hsia was circa 1909

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“Hsia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hsia. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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