劍閣

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See also: 剑阁

Chinese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

劍閣

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

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