化石

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
せき
Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From (ka, change into) + (seki, stone)

NounEdit

化石 (hiragana かせき, romaji kaseki)

  1. fossil, fossil remains
  2. petrifaction
  3. (metaphor, insult) out-of-date person, thing

Derived termsEdit

  • 化石化 (kasekika): fossilize
  • 化石学 (kasekigaku): paleontology
  • 化石層 (kasekisō): fossil bed
  • 化石人類 (kaseki jinrui): fossil men
  • 化石燃料 (kaseki nenryō): fossil fuel
  • 化石類人猿 (kaseki ruijin'en): anthropoid fossil
  • 微化石 (bikaseki): microfossil
  • 糞化石 (funkaseki): coprolite, guano
  • 示準化石 (jijun-kaseki): index fossil, key fossil
  • 生痕化石 (seikon kaseki): trace fossil
  • 生きた化石 (ikita kaseki): living fossil, relict

VerbEdit

化石 + する (hiragana かせきする, romaji kaseki suru)

  1. fossilize

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin huàshí
Zhuyin ㄏㄨㄚˋ ㄕˊ
IPA (key) /xu̯a̠⁵¹ ʂʐ̩³⁵/
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NounEdit

化石 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin huàshí)

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) fossil

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 12:08