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  1. Large highly venomous snake of northeastern Australia

From Cantonese 大班 (daai6 baan1, “big shot, rich businessman”), originally as taepan. Related to tycoon, from Japanese 大君 (taikun) – the first half of both comes from the Chinese root (“big, great”).

  1. A foreign businessman in China; a tycoon. [from 19th c.]
An inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
  1. Any venomous elapid snake of the genus Oxyuranus, found in Australia and New Guinea. [from 20th c.]

From the name of the Thaypan tribe of Aboriginal people of central Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia.

  1. Any venomous elapid snake of the genus Oxyuranus, found in Australia and New Guinea. [from 20th c.]

    taipan was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

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    Past life for Taipan born Jul 17, 2012

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 1775. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

    Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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