山川

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology 1[edit]

From (san, "mountain") + (sen, "river") or

From (yama, "mountain," "peak") + (kawa, "river," "stream," "brook")

Noun[edit]

山川 (hiragana さんせん, romaji sansen)

山川 (hiragana やまかわ, romaji yamakawa)

  1. mountains and rivers

Usage notes[edit]

  • sansen is used more commonly than yamakawa

Etymology 2[edit]

From (yama, "mountain," "peak") + (kawa, "river," "stream," "brook")

Noun[edit]

山川 (hiragana やまがわ, romaji yamagawa)

  1. mountain rivers

Derived terms[edit]

  • 山川草木 (さんせんそうもく, sansensōmoku) natural scenery
  • 山川万里 (さんせんばんり, sansenbanri) across mountains and rivers
  • 深山川蜻蛉 (みやまがわとんぼ, miyamagawatonbo) damselfly