tenno

noun, often capitalized
ten·​no | \ ˈte(ˌ)nō \
plural tenno or tennos

Definition of tenno

: an emperor of Japan regarded as a religious leader and held to be an incarnation of the divine — compare mikado

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History and Etymology for tenno

Japanese tennō

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“Tenno.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenno. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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