元老院

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Chinese[edit]

veteran official; bureaucrat with experience and character courtyard; institution
simp. and trad.
(元老院)
元老
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

元老院

  1. senate (the ancient Roman senate and Japanese Genrōin)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: 2
ろう
Grade: 4
いん
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From 元老 (genrō, elder retainer) +‎ (in, institution).

Noun[edit]

元老院 (hiragana げんろういん, rōmaji genrōin, historical hiragana げんらうゐん)

  1. senate

Usage notes[edit]

Although this word is a translation for senate, it is usually used for ancient Roman senate and Japanese Genrōin, existed in the Meiji era. Modern senates in various countries are often referred to by the word  (じょう) (いん) (jōin, upper house).