青史

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

(green) + (history)

In ancient times, bamboo strips were sewn together to form books. The books were used to record events. Each strip would contain a single column of characters. The "green" in the word refers to the fact that the bamboo strips are green before they are cured and sewn into books. Later on, this word simply came to refer generically to history books.

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Noun[edit]

青史

  1. annals of history; history books
  2. (archaic) bamboo books which were used to record historical events
An example of a bamboo book

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: S

Grade: 4
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

青史 (hiragana せいし, romaji seishi)

  1. a history book