相国

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 相國 (“Chancellor of State”).
(This term, 相国, is the simplified form of 相國.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 3
こく
Grade: 2
kan’on
Alternative spelling
相國 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

/sʲau kokʉ//ɕɔːkoku//ɕoːkoku/

From Middle Chinese 相國 (MC sɨɐŋH kwək̚).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(しょう)(こく) (shōkokuしやうこく (syaukoku)? (kyūjitai 相國)

  1. (historical) Synonym of 宰相 (saishō): a grand chancellor in the ancient Chinese imperial government
  2. (politics, historical) Chinese equivalent to an umbrella term for 太政大臣 (daijō-daijin), 左大臣 (sadaijin), and 右大臣 (udaijin)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN