tenno

noun

ten·​no
ˈte(ˌ)nō
plural tenno or tennos
often capitalized
: an emperor of Japan regarded as a religious leader and held to be an incarnation of the divine compare mikado

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Japanese tennō

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“Tenno.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenno. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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