青山

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1

Etymology 1Edit

Compound of (ao, blue or green; lush with life) +‎ (yama, mountain).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

青山 (hiragana あおやま, romaji aoyama)

  1. A green lush mountain or mountainous area.
  2. A type of fancy kamaboko (fishcake) used in ceremonies.

Proper nounEdit

Aoyama family crest.

青山 (hiragana あおやま, romaji Aoyama)

  1. A Japanese habitational surname​.
  2. A place in the north of Minato-ku, Tōkyō. So named as the land was deeded to Aoyama Tadanari (青山忠成, d. 1613; Wikipedia article) by Tokugawa Ieyasu (徳川家康, d. 1616; Wikipedia article).
  3. Various other places in Japan.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Sinitic 青山.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

青山 (hiragana せいざん, romaji seizan)

  1. A green lush mountain or mountainous area.
  2. (metaphoric) A grave or one's final resting place.
  3. Alternate name for the 琵琶 (biwa), a four-stringed lute brought to Japan from Tang Dynasty China.
IdiomsEdit
  • 青山一髪 (せいざんいっぱつ, seizan ippatsu): "lush mountains, a single hair" → The mountains are so far away that they recede into the distance, seeming only as tall as a single hair is wide.
  • 人間到る処青山有り (にんげんいたるところせいざんあり, ningen itaru tokoro seizan ari; じんかんいたるところせいざんあり, jinkan itaru tokoro seizan ari): "wherever people go, there are green mountains", "wherever you go in the world, there are green mountains" → Get out and see the world, don't be a homebody.

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin qīngshān
Zhuyin ㄑㄧㄥ ㄕㄢ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕʰiŋ⁵⁵ ʂa̠n⁵⁵/

NounEdit

青山 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin qīngshān)

  1. green mountains

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 08:29