硝子

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Chinese[edit]

saltpeter; to tan (leather)
 
child; son; (noun suffix); small thing; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch; 11 pm-1 am; midnight
simp. and trad.
(硝子)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

硝子

  1. (literary, obsolete) artificial crystal

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
がら
Grade: S

Grade: 1
jukujikun


For pronunciation and definitions of 硝子 – see the following entry at ガラス.
ガラス【硝子】
[noun]glass (substance)
(This term, 硝子, is a kanji spelling of ガラス.)

Usage notes[edit]

The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓). The kanji form is usually read as ガラス (garasu), but is sometimes read as しょうし (shōshi). The katakana form ガラス is more common.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: S

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Appears to be a coinage in Japan from Middle Chinese-derived elements, as a compound of (shō, saltpeter; niter) +‎ (shi, diminutive suffix).

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Noun[edit]

硝子 (hiragana しょうし, rōmaji shōshi, historical hiragana せうし)

  1. (archaic, possibly obsolete) glass (substance)
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References[edit]

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

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: S

Grade: 1
jūbakoyomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

硝子 (hiragana しょうこ, rōmaji Shōko)

  1. A female given name