春秋

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Chinese[edit]

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Wikipedia zh

 
spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life
 
autumn; fall; harvest time; a swing
simp. and trad.
(春秋)

Etymology[edit]

From  ("spring") +  ("autumn").

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

春秋

  1. (literally) Spring and autumn
  2. (metonymically) the four seasons
  3. a year's time
  4. time as a general concept
  5. a person's age
  6. an annal; a chronicle of events by year

Proper noun[edit]

春秋

  1. (specifically) The Spring and Autumn Annals, the chronicle of the Chinese state of Lu during the first half of the Eastern Zhou dynasty

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
しゅん
Grade: 2
しゅう > じゅう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 春秋 (tsyhwin tshjuw, literally spring and autumn). The kan'on, so probably a shift in reading after initial borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

春秋 (hiragana しゅんじゅう, romaji shunjū)

  1. spring and autumn
  2. (metonymically) a year; (by extension) one's age

Proper noun[edit]

春秋 (hiragana しゅんじゅう, romaji Shunjū)

  1. the Spring and Autumn Annals, the chronicles of the ancient State of Lu

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
はる
Grade: 2
あき
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Compound of (haru, spring) +‎ (aki, autumn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

春秋 (hiragana はるあき, romaji haruaki)

  1. spring and autumn
  2. (metonymically) a year; (by extension) one's age
    • 1212, 鴨 長明 (Kamo no Chōmei), 方丈記 (Hōjōki, “The Ten Foot Square Hut”)
      四十あまりの春秋をおくれる間に
      よんじゅう あまり の はるあき を おくれる あいだ に
      yonjū amari no haruaki o okureru aida ni
      during the course of living some forty-odd years

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9