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.
- Cantonese (Jyutping): sei3 cyun1
- Hakka (Sixian, PFS): Si-chhôn
- Min Dong (BUC): Sé-chiŏng
- Min Nan (POJ): Sìr-chhoan / Sù-chhoan
- Min Dong
- Min Nan
- (Hokkien: Quanzhou)
- (Hokkien: mainstream Taiwanese, Xiamen, Zhangzhou)
|Kanji in this term|