山口

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Chinese[edit]

mountain; hill mouth; (a measure word, for people, livestock or utensils)
simp. and trad.
(山口)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

山口

  1. mountain pass
  2. (music) nut (small piece at the peghead end of the fingerboard that holds the strings at the proper spacing and, in most cases, the proper height on traditional Chinese stringed instruments)
  3. (music) blowing aperture (on the xiao, the Chinese vertical bamboo flute)
Synonyms[edit]
  • (mountain pass): (chiefly in placenames) 達坂达坂 (dábǎn)

Etymology 2[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 山口(やまぐち) (Yamaguchi).

Proper noun[edit]

山口

  1. () Yamaguchi (a prefecture of Japan)
  2. () Yamaguchi (a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan)
  3. An orthographic borrowing of the Japanese surname 山口, Yamaguchi

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
やま
Grade: 1
くち > ぐち
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (yama, mountain) +‎ (kuchi, mouth; opening, gateway).[1][2] The kuchi changes to guchi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(やま)(ぐち) (Yamaguchi

  1. Yamaguchi (a prefecture of Japan)
  2. Yamaguchi (the capital city of Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan)
  3. a surname

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Okinawan[edit]

Kanji in this term
やま
Grade: 1
くち > ぐち
Grade: 1
Irregular kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 山口 (Yamaguchi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

山口 (hiragana やまぐち, rōmaji Yamaguchi)

  1. Yamaguchi (a prefecture of Japan)
  2. Yamaguchi (the capital city of Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • ヤマグチ” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.