小雨

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

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Noun[edit]

小雨

  1. light rain

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
さめ
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ko (small, light, slight) and same (rain). The medial -s- either represents epenthesis between two vowels or, more likely, is a reflex of an older form of the word ame (rain) only maintained in fossilized compounds. See also harusame (spring rain) and shine (rice).

Noun[edit]

小雨 (hiragana こさめ, romaji kosame)

  1. light rain, drizzle
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 1 page 24)
      霡霂 兼名苑云、細雨一名霡霂、小雨也、麥木二音、已上本注、和名古佐女

Antonyms[edit]

  • 大雨 (おおあめ, ōame, downpour).

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