Submitted Place Name Revision History

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11/18/2020, 5:18 PM HL
10/14/2020, 7:14 AM m4yb3_daijirou
10/14/2020, 5:29 AM m4yb3_daijirou
3/9/2020, 1:40 AM Mike C
2/12/2020, 11:31 AM Mike C
5/29/2018, 2:49 PM m4yb3_daijirou
7/11/2015, 6:54 AM m4yb3_daijirou
1/25/2015, 6:29 AM m4yb3_daijirou Added hiragana and katakana for Fuji
1/23/2015, 1:29 PM m4yb3_daijirou

Name Fuji
Type Mountain
Scripts 富士(Japanese Kanji) ふじ(Japanese Hiragana) フジ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. [ɸɯ̟́ᵝ.ʑì](Japanese) /ˈfuː.dʒi/(English)
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

Meaning & History

The name of a mountain (a symbol for the Japanese for centuries), known in Japanese as Fuji-san or Fujiyama (富士山), located on the boundaries of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures in central Japan. It is written as 富 (fu) meaning "wealth" combined with 士 (shi) meaning "warrior; samurai."

The etymology of this place name is still being debated, though the theory that it is derived from Ainu フヂ (fuji), its meaning referring to (the goddess of) fire, a common association with volcanoes by the Ainu, is widely accepted.
One other theory, proposed by linguist and philologist Alexander Vovin, suggests that it is derived from a combination of 火 (pu), the Eastern Old Japanese term of hi (or ho when on its own) meaning "fire" that is only attested once in the Man'yōshū, and 主 (nushi) meaning "master."
Added 1/23/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou