元老

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Chinese[edit]

 
primary; first; fundamental; dollar; (dynasty)
 
old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)
simp. and trad.
(元老)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

元老

  1. (archaic) veteran official; bureaucrat with experience and character
  2. chief figure; veteran member

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: 2
ろう
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

元老 (hiragana げんろう, rōmaji genrō)

  1. elder statesman
  2. one of the advisors to the emperor from the latter part of the Meiji period until World War II