古代

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Chinese[edit]

ancient; old
 
substitute; replace; generation; dynasty; geological era; era; age; period
simp. and trad.
(古代)

Etymology[edit]

From ("antiquity, ancient") and ("period, generation").

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

古代

  1. antiquity

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
だい
Grade: 3

Adjectival noun[edit]

古代 (-na inflection, hiragana こだい, romaji kodai)

  1. (archaic) antique, old-fashioned
  2. (colloquial) ancient

Noun[edit]

古代 (hiragana こだい, romaji kodai)

  1. ancient times, antiquity, remote ages

Derived terms[edit]