劍閣

MandarinEdit

simpl. 剑阁
trad.

EtymologyEdit

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

Jian'ge 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).

NounEdit

劍閣 (traditional, Pinyin Jiàn'gé, simplified 剑阁)

  1. Jian'ge County (in Guangyuan, Sichuan)
  2. (archaic) the footpaths that wind through Jianmen Pass (in Jian'ge County, Sichuan)
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Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 08:16