山口

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Chinese[edit]

mountain; hill mouth; (a measure word)
simp. and trad.
(山口)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

山口

  1. the 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
  2. the blowing aperture on the xiao (Chinese vertical bamboo flute)

Proper noun[edit]

山口

  1. Yamaguchi, Japan

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 due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

山口 (hiragana やまぐち, romaji Yamaguchi)

  1. Yamaguchi, the capital city of Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan
  2. Yamaguchi prefecture in Japan
  3. A surname

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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 4-385-13905-9