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劍閣

ChineseEdit

(double-edged) sword council-chamber; shelf
trad. (劍閣)
simp. (剑阁)

EtymologyEdit

Literally: the pavilions (of the pass at Mount) Jian

Jiange County is famous for the long and windy foot paths going through Jianmen Pass. Jianmen means "gateway to Mount Jian", so called because its jagged peaks resemble a "jian" (a straight sword).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

劍閣

  1. Jian'ge County (in Guangyuan, Sichuan)
  2. (archaic) the footpaths that wind through Jianmen Pass (in Jian'ge County, Sichuan)
劍閣

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