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Yan (ancient city & state) mountain; hill
simp. and trad.
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From their location in the ancient Chinese state of Yan, near Beijing.


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  1. Yan Mountains (located north of the North China Plain)
    燕山 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    燕山 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: Three Character Classic, circa 13th century CE
    Dòu Yānshān, yǒu yì fāng; jiào wǔ zǐ, míng jù yáng. [Pinyin]
    Dou of the Yan Mountains had the right method. He taught five sons, each of whom raised the family reputation.