小僧

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Chinese[edit]

 
small; tiny; few; young
monk
simp. and trad.
(小僧)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

小僧

  1. (Buddhism) novice Buddhist monk

Pronoun[edit]

小僧

  1. (Buddhism, by a monk, humble) I

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
そう > ぞう
Grade: S
yutōyomi

Etymology[edit]

From (ko, "small," "little") + (, "bonze," "Buddhist monk")

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

小僧 (hiragana こぞう, rōmaji kozō)

  1. priestling, young Buddhist priest
  2. servant boy in a merchant house (now obsolete)
  3. kid, brat, youngster

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3