息子

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Chinese[edit]

 
news; interest; breath; rest
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(息子)
anagram 子息

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Noun[edit]

息子

  1. (archaic) (one's) biological son
  2. (dialectal) great-grandson

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
むす
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
Irregular

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of 生す (musu, to beget) +‎ (ko, child)[1][2] The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓).

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Noun[edit]

息子 (hiragana むすこ, rōmaji musuko)

  1. (humble) a son (male child)
    • 1985 December 20, Watanabe, Taeko, “だい四十八 ぞく [Chapter 48: Family Ⅰ]”, in ファミリー! [Family!], volume 11 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-131841-X, page 72:
      シアトルからへは…むすたずねてきました…ぼくは———ジョナサン・アレンのちちおやです
      Shiatoru kara koko e wa… musuko o tazuneteki mashita …Boku wa ———Jonasan Aren no chichioya desu
      I came here from Seattle… to look for my son …I am ———Jonathan Allen’s father
    • 1994 November 4, Kanari, Yozaburo; Sato, Fumiya, “ファイル2 じんかんむらさつじんけん [File 2: The Western-Style Village Murder Case ⑪]”, in きんいちしょうねんけん簿 [Young Kindaichi Case Files], volume 3 (fiction, in Japanese), 9th edition, Tokyo: Kodansha, ISBN 4-06-311914-9, page 84:
       (かれ)は‥‥ (りゅう) (いち) (わたし) (むす) ()なんだ‼
      Kare wa‥‥ Ryūichi wa watashi no musuko nan da‼
      He’s‥‥ Ryūichi is really my son‼
    • 2009 January 10, Tsuda, Masami, “だいいち いしこおりさくら [Chapter 1: Stone Rose and Ice Cherry Blossom]”, in ちょっと江戸まで [Wait Edop], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Hakusensha, ISBN 978-4-592-18621-2, pages 10–11:
       (わし) () (ほう) (だい) ()きてきた…… (けっ)してひとに ()められるような (じん) (せい)ではなかった…………が…ただひとつ (ほこ)れるものがある…お (まえ) (むす) () ()ったことさ…!アディオス
      Washi wa sukihōdai ni ikitekita…… Kesshite hito ni homerareru yō na jinsei de wa nakatta………… ga… tada hitotsu hokoreru mono ga aru… Omae o musuko ni motta koto sa…! Adiosu
      I’ve lived in self-indulgence all my life…… It’s by no means a life worth praising………… But… there’s still one thing I’ve always been proud of… That’s having you as my son…! Adiós
  2. (vulgar) a cock; a dick (penis)

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  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 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