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China yán
Japan iwa
Iwa Vertical Wall Scroll

岩 is a Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean word that means cliff, rock, boulder, or anchor.

This can also be Japanese surnames that romanize as Iwayanagi, Iwahama, Iwazagi, Iwazaki, Iwasaki, Iwagazaki, Iwao, Iwa, Iiwasaki.

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Mandarin yán / yan2
Taiwan yen
Japanese iwa / いわ
Iwa Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese cliff; rock
Japanese (1) rock; boulder; (2) crag; cliff; (3) anchor; (personal name) Yan; (given name) Gan; (surname) Iwayanagi; (personal name) Iwabori; (personal name) Iwahori; (surname) Iwahama; (personal name) Iwanori; (surname) Iwazagi; (surname) Iwazaki; (surname) Iwasaki; (surname) Iwagazaki; (surname, given name) Iwao; (surname, female given name) Iwa; (surname) Iiwasaki

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Mandarin yán / yan2
Taiwan yen
Japanese iwao / いわお    iwa / いわ
Chinese Japanese variant of 巖[yan2]
Japanese huge rock; (1) rock; boulder; (2) crag; cliff; (3) anchor; (given name) Take; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Gen; (given name) Gan; (personal name) Iwaho; (personal name) Iwanori; (surname) Iwasaki; (surname, given name) Iwao; (surname) Iwa

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Mandarin yán / yan2
Taiwan yen
Japanese iwao / いわお    iwa / いわ
Chinese variant of 岩[yan2]
Japanese (out-dated kanji) huge rock; (out-dated kanji) (1) rock; boulder; (2) crag; cliff; (3) anchor; (personal name) Iwanori; (surname, given name) Iwao
A crag, cliff.

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Mandarin pán / pan2
Taiwan p`an / pan
Japanese iwa / いわ
Chinese firm; stable; rock
Japanese (1) rock; boulder; (2) crag; cliff; (3) anchor; (surname, given name) Ban; (given name) Iwane; (given name) Iwao
A rock.

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Mandarin/ ku1
Taiwan k`u / ku
Japanese yagura / やぐら    iwaya / いわや
Chinese cave; hole
Japanese (kana only) caves dug as tombs in and around Kamakura during the Kamakura and Muromachi periods; cavern; grotto; (surname) Iwa
gūha. A cave.


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Japanese iwa / いわ Japanese (personal name) Iwa



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Mandarin zhuì zi / zhui4 zi5
Taiwan chui tzu
Japanese iwa / いわ
Chinese weight; pendant; same as 墜胡|坠胡[zhui4 hu2]; ballad singing accompanied by a 墜胡|坠胡[zhui4 hu2]
Japanese (out-dated kanji) weight (of a fishing net)



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Mandarin wéi hé / wei2 he2
Taiwan wei ho
Japanese iwa / いわ
Chinese peacekeeping
Japanese (place-name) Iwa



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Mandarin wéi hé / wei2 he2
Taiwan wei ho
Japanese iwa / いわ
Chinese unwell; indisposed; out of sorts; euphemism or honorific for ill
Japanese physical disorder


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Japanese marumabonsaniwa / まるまぼんさんいわ Japanese (place-name) Marumabonsan'iwa


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Japanese iwa;chinshi(沈子) / いわ;ちんし(沈子) Japanese (also written 岩) weight (of a fishing net)


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Japanese iwa / いわ Japanese (1) rock; boulder; (2) crag; cliff; (3) anchor

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