相國

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See also: 相国

Chinese[edit]

chancellor(s) state(s)
nation(s)
trad. (相國)
simp. (相国)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 2/2 1/1
Initial () (16) (28)
Final () (105) (132)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () III I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/sɨɐŋH/ /kwək̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/siɐŋH/ /kʷək̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/siɑŋH/ /kuək̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/sɨaŋH/ /kwək̚/
Li
Rong
/siaŋH/ /kuək̚/
Wang
Li
/sĭaŋH/ /kuək̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/si̯aŋH/ /kwək̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
xiàng guo
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
soeng3 gwak1
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 2/2 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
xiàng guó
Middle
Chinese
‹ sjangH › ‹ kwok ›
Old
Chinese
/*[s]aŋ-s/ /*[C.q]ʷˁək/
English appearance, quality state (n.)

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter–Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 2/2 1/1
No. 13586 5547
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*slaŋs/ /*kʷɯːɡ/

Noun[edit]

相國

  1. (historical) Chancellor of State

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (相國):
  • Japanese: 相国(しょうこく) (shōkoku)

Japanese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of 相國 – see the following entry.
相国しょうこく
[noun] (historical) Synonym of 宰相 (saishō): a grand chancellor in the ancient Chinese imperial government
[noun] (politics, historical) Chinese equivalent to an umbrella term for 太政大臣 (daijō-daijin), 左大臣 (sadaijin), and 右大臣 (udaijin)
(This term, 相國, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)