青山

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

青山

  1. green mountains

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
あお
Grade: S
やま
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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 noun[edit]

Aoyama family crest.

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 2[edit]

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

From Sinitic 青山.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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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References[edit]

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