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ChineseEdit

green (blue, black); Qinghai province (abbrev.) mountain; hill
simp. and trad.
(青山)

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NounEdit

青山

  1. green mountains; mountains with lush forests

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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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青山 (Aoyama): the Aoyama family crest.
Kanji in this term
あお
Grade: 1
やま
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

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

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NounEdit

青山 (hiragana あおやま, romaji aoyama, historical hiragana あをやま)

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

Proper nounEdit

青山 (hiragana あおやま, romaji Aoyama, historical hiragana あをやま)

  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
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Etymology 2Edit

 
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Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 1
さん > ざん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese 青山(tsheng srɛn, literally green or blue + mountain or hill). Compare modern Min Nan reading chheng-san, or Mandarin reading qīngshān.

The character is read san ordinarily. The san changes to zan as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

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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 (びわ)(biwa), a four-stringed lute brought to Japan from Tang Dynasty China
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Proper nounEdit

青山 (hiragana せいざん, romaji Seizan)

  1. Qingshan, any of several places in China

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9