七星

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Chinese[edit]

seven star; satellite; small amount
simp. and trad.
(七星)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

七星

  1. Big Dipper; Ursa Major

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しち
Grade: 1
せい
Grade: 2
on’yomi
Kanji in this term
しち
Grade: 1
しょう
Grade: 2
on’yomi
Kanji in this term
しつ > しっ
Grade: 1
しょう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Either a short-form of  (ほく) ()七星 (しちせい) (Hokuto Shichisei) or in the case of shichishō, from Middle Chinese 七星 (MC t͡sʰiɪt̚ seŋ). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

七星 (hiragana しちせい, rōmaji shichisei)
(alternative reading hiragana しちしょう, romaji shichishō, historical hiragana しちしやう)
(alternative reading hiragana しっしょう, romaji shisshō, historical hiragana しつしやう)

  1. (astronomy, archaic) the Big Dipper; Ursa Major

References[edit]

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