化石

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Chinese[edit]

 
to make into; to change into; -ization; to ... -ize; to transform
rock; stone; 10 pecks
simp. and trad.
(化石)
anagram 石化
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Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), borrowing from Japanese  () (せき) (kaseki, fossil)

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Noun[edit]

化石

  1. fossil

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
せき
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

(ka, to change into) +‎ (seki, stone)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

化石 (hiragana かせき, rōmaji kaseki, historical hiragana くわせき)

  1. a fossil
  2. petrifaction
  3. (metaphor, insult) out-of-date person, thing

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Verb[edit]

化石する (hiragana かせき, rōmaji kaseki)

  1. to fossilize

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