|simp. and trad.
From 杭 (a place name) + 州 ("province or prefecture; provincial or prefectural capital"). The province's name derived from 餘杭, traditionally glossed as a mistake for 禹航 ("Yu's ferry") but more likely a transcription into Old Chinese characters of a native Proto-Wu placename.
- Min Nan
- (～市) Hangzhou, a former imperial capital and the present capital of Zhejiang province in China.
- (～灣) Hangzhou Bay, the adjacent bay of the East China Sea separating Shanghai and Ningbo.
- (historical) Hang Prefecture or Province, a former division of imperial China.
|Kanji in this term|