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Type Settlement
Usage Japanese
Scripts 仙台(Japanese Kanji) せんだい(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. /sẽ̞n.da̠i/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Evolved from earlier 仙臺; originally 千代 ("a thousand generations"), due to the presence of a temple with a thousand Buddha statues in Aoyama.

The kanji were changed by daimyō Date Masamune, perhaps so that the castle would prosper as long as a mountain inhabited by an immortal hermit. The kanji that make up the name today are 仙 (sen), meaning "hermit", and 台 (dai), meaning "plateau"; the name thus means "hermit on a plateau".

This is the name of the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Added 9/3/2021 by VerdeIperbolico