river; creek; plain; an area of level country; Sichuan province (abbrev.)
|simp. and trad.
|Literally: “four mountain passes”.|
During the Tang dynasty, the area of what is now Sichuan was administratively divided into three regions based on the main throughfares through the mountains 川道 (“mountain pass (often near a river)”) at the time. During the Song dynasty, these regions were further redivided into four separate regions, giving rise to its modern name.
- → English: Sichuan, Szechuan, Szechwan
- → French: Sichuan, Sétchouan
- → Korean: 쓰촨 (Sseuchwan)
- → Portuguese: Sichuan, Setsuan, Szechwan, Sujuão
- → Russian: Сычуа́нь (Syčuánʹ)
- → Spanish: Sichuán
- → Zhuang: Swconh
|Kanji in this term|
- 四川語 (Shisengo)