廈門

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See also: 下門 and 厦门

Chinese[edit]

tall building
 
opening; door; gate; doorway; gateway; valve; switch; way to do something; knack; family; house; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum or division (taxonomy)
trad. (廈門)
simp. (厦门)
alt. forms 厦門
下門下门 archaic
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廈門 (Written Standard Chinese?)
Xiamen (English)

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) Xiamen, a fortification which formerly protected Xiamen Bay
  2. () Xiamen Island in Xiamen Bay, Fujian
  3. () Xiamen Bay in southeastern Fujian at the mouths of the Jiulong and Xixi rivers on the Taiwan Strait
  4. () Xiamen, 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 (Tóng'ān) (historical); 思明 (Sīmíng) (historical)

Descendants[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
しあ
Hyōgaiji
めん
Grade: 2
Irregular

Borrowing from Mandarin 廈門厦门 (Xiàmén).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

廈門 (katakana シアメン, rōmaji Shiamen)

  1. Xiamen; Amoy

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji
もい
Grade: 2
Irregular

Borrowing from Portuguese Amoy.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

廈門 (katakana アモイ, rōmaji Amoi)

  1. Amoy; Xiamen

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9