叔季

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Chinese[edit]

uncle in direct address season; period
simp. and trad.
(叔季)

Etymology[edit]

Duke Huan of Lu (711 BCE - 694 BCE) had four sons. His oldest son, Duke Zhuang of Lu, succeeded his father. Two of his other three sons were: Shu Ya (叔牙) and Ji You (季友). Both of them became the patriarchs of powerful landlord families that later came to be used as a metaphor for those who monopolize power.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

叔季

  1. (archaic) those who monopolize power

Proper noun[edit]

叔季

  1. (archaic) The House of the descendants of Shu Ya (died 662 BCE) and the House of the descendants of Ji You (died 644 BCE)

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