廈門

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See also: 下門 and 厦门

Chinese[edit]

tall building
 
opening; door; gate
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/厦門) /
simp. (厦门)
alternative 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) Xiamen (a fortification which formerly protected Xiamen Bay, Fujian, China)
  2. () Xiamen Island (an island in Xiamen Bay, Fujian, China)
  3. () Xiamen (a prefecture-level city and subprovincial city in Fujian, in southeastern China)

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (廈門):
  • Korean: 하문 (廈門, Hamun)
  • Vietnamese: Hạ Môn (廈門)

Others:


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
しあ
Hyōgaiji
めん
Grade: 2
Irregular
Alternative spelling
厦門

Borrowed from Mandarin 廈門厦门 (Xiàmén).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

廈門(シアメン) (Shiamen

  1. Xiamen, Amoy (a prefecture-level city and subprovincial city in Fujian, in southeastern China)

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji
もい
Grade: 2
Irregular
Alternative spelling
厦門

Borrowed from Portuguese Amoy, in turn from Hokkien 廈門厦门 (Ēe-mûi).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

廈門(アモイ) (Amoi

  1. Amoy, Xiamen (a prefecture-level city and subprovincial city in Fujian, in southeastern China)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN