元老

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

元老

  1. (archaic) a veteran official; a bureaucrat with a lot of experience and character

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: 2
ろう
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

元老 (hiragana げんろう, romaji genrō)

  1. elder statesman
  2. one of the advisors to the emperor from the latter part of the Meiji period until World War II