元老

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Chinese[edit]

 
primary; first; fundamental
primary; first; fundamental; dollar; (dynasty)
 
old; aged; venerable
old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (元老):
  • Japanese: 元老(げんろう) (genrō)
  • Korean: 원로 (元老, wollo)

Japanese[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

(げん)(ろう) (genrō

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