Historical the office or residence of a mandarin or public official in China
Origin of yamenChinese
The office or residence of an official in the Chinese Empire.
Origin of yamenMandarin yámen from Middle Chinese nja&tricolon; mun Middle Chinese nja&tricolon; magistracy, headquarters of a magistrate nja&tricolon; tooth, flag with a serrated edge planted outside an official's tent Middle Chinese mun gate
Mandarin è¡™é—¨ (yÃ¡mÃ©n).