書斎

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 2
さい
Grade: S
on’yomi kan’on
Alternative spelling
書齋 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the late 800s.[1] Appears to be a borrowing from Middle Chinese 書齋 (MC ɕɨʌ t͡ʃˠɛi, “a reading room, a study”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(しょ)(さい) (shosai (kyūjitai 書齋)

  1. a reading room, a study, a den

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN