Chinese translation help

May 2009
1,268
#1
This is a snippet from a historical atlas of Shanghai (around the modern Qingpu district circa 1217) and I'm curious about the names of the highlighted canals. Can anyone help me out?

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May 2009
1,268
#5
Interesting that much of Dayingpu still seems to exist as a waterway.

Does "pu" 浦 in this context have a specific meaning? The translation I got was just "shore, riverbank." I would've expected a word closer to "canal" since that's what it is.
 
Sep 2016
500
天下
#6
Interesting that much of Dayingpu still seems to exist as a waterway.

Does "pu" 浦 in this context have a specific meaning? The translation I got was just "shore, riverbank." I would've expected a word closer to "canal" since that's what it is.
It's a dialect usage. In Wu region 浦 often denotes a tributary river. Incidentally, Shanghai probably takes name from a river Shanghai (上海浦).
 
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