摂政

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: S
しょう
Grade: 5
on'yomi

/sepuɕʲau//seɸuɕʲau//seuɕʲau//ɕʲɔːɕʲɔː//ɕʲoːɕʲoː/

From Middle Chinese compound 攝政 (syep tsyengH, literally grasp + government). Compare modern Mandarin traditional 攝政 and simplified 摄政 (shèzhèng, to act as a regent).

The goon, so likely the reading as first borrowed.

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Noun[edit]

摂政 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 攝政, 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]

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Kanji in this term
せつ > せっ
Grade: S
しょう
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Shift in reading of shōshō above, using the kan'yōyomi of setsu for the character.

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Noun[edit]

摂政 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 攝政, hiragana せっしょう, romaji sesshō, historical hiragana せっしゃう)

  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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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan