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See also: 剑阁

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ChineseEdit

(double-edged) sword council-chamber; shelf
trad. (劍閣)
simp. (剑阁)
Literally: “the pavilions (of the pass at Mount) Jian”.

EtymologyEdit

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).

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Proper nounEdit

劍閣

  1. Jiange County (in Guangyuan, Sichuan)
  2. (archaic) the footpaths that wind through Jianmen Pass (in Jiange County, Sichuan)
 
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