Last modified on 17 December 2014, at 22:07

小雨

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

小雨

  1. light rain

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
さめ
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of ko (small, light, slight) and same (rain). The medial -s- either represents epenthesis between two vowels or, more likely, is a reflex of an older form of the word ame (rain) only maintained in fossilized compounds. See also harusame (spring rain) and shine (rice).

NounEdit

小雨 (hiragana こさめ, romaji kosame)

  1. light rain, drizzle
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 1 page 24)
      霡霂 兼名苑云、細雨一名霡霂、小雨也、麥木二音、已上本注、和名古佐女

AntonymsEdit

  • 大雨 (おおあめ, ōame, downpour).

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