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I came across this sentence:

「東京」は、京都から見て東の京(首都)という意味です。

I don't understand why there 見る is in て-form. I've never met uses of て-form before a noun. To me it looks like a typo. Do I miss something?

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This is not a typo. You have to remember ~から見て as a set phrase meaning "seen from ~" or "from the viewpoint of ~". See: What is the role of あるいて?

For example:

私から見て彼は十分に強い。
He is strong enough in my view.

There are also many te-forms that are almost like fixed adverbs, for example 初めて, 取り立てて, 重ねて and まして.

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