星霜

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("star") +  ("frost"). From the thought that a star revolves around the heavens in a year while frost occurs every year, hence a symbol of time.

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

星霜 (literary, figurative)

  1. time, years
  2. gray, grizzled
  3. stars and frost in the morning; hardship, difficulty

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (星霜):


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

seisau > seisɔː > seisoː. Literally "stars and frost", from the throught that a star revolves around the heavens in a year while frost occurs every year, hence a symbol of time.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [seisoː], [seːsoː]

Noun[edit]

星霜 (hiragana せいそう, romaji seisō, historical hiragana せいさう)

  1. time, years
  2. one year

See also[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

星霜 (seongsang) (hangeul 성상)

  1. Hanja form? of 성상.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

星霜

  1. Hán tự form of tinh sương