摂政

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Grade: S Grade: 5

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sinitic 摂政. /sepuɕʲau/ > /seɸuɕʲau/ > /seuɕʲau/ > /ɕʲoːɕʲoː/

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摂政 (hiragana しょうしょう, romaji shōshō)

  1. (archaic) the chief advisor to the emperor, similar to a viceroy or vizier
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shift in reading of shōshō.

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摂政 (hiragana せっしょう, historical hiragana せっしゃう, romaji sesshō)

  1. a regent: one who rules in the place of a monarch because the monarch is too young, absent, or disabled
  2. regency: the position or station of a regent
  3. (archaic) the chief advisor to the emperor, similar to a viceroy or vizier
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