廈門

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See also: 下門 and 厦门

Chinese[edit]

mansion(s) gate(s)
opening(s)
trad. (廈門)
simp. (厦门)
alt. forms 下門下门 archaic
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Etymology[edit]

A homophone of the original name 下門下门 (Xiàmén) that came into official use for its more elegant sense.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

廈門

  1. (historical geography) Xiamen, a fortification which formerly protected Xiamen Bay.
  2. (geography) Xiamen Island (廈門) in Xiamen Bay, Fujian.
  3. (geography) Xiamen Bay (廈門) in southeastern Fujian at the mouths of the Jiulong and Xixi rivers on the Taiwan Strait.
  4. (geography) Xiamen (廈門), the sub-provincial city of Fujian on Xiamen Island and the surrounding Chinese mainland, now including its mountainous rural hinterland and notionally including the nearby Jinmen Islands still controlled by the Republic of China on Taiwan.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (island): 嘉禾 (historical)
  • (city): 下門下门 (Xiàmén) (historical); 思明 (Sīmíng) (historical)
  • (its hinterland): 同安 (historical); 思明 (Sīmíng) (historical)

Hyponyms[edit]

  • (island): 思明 (Sīmíng) (southern district); 湖里 (northern district)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: 2

Proper noun[edit]

廈門 ‎(katakana シアメン, romaji Shiamen)

  1. Xiamen