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摂政

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: S
しょう
Grade: 5
on'yomi

/sepuɕʲau//seɸuɕʲau//seuɕʲau//ɕʲɔːɕʲɔː//ɕʲoːɕʲoː/

From Middle Chinese compound 攝政 (syep tsyengH, literally grasp + government). Compare modern Mandarin traditional 攝政 and simplified 摄政 (shèzhèng, to act as a regent).

The goon, so likely the reading as first borrowed.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

摂政 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 攝政, hiragana しょうしょう, romaji shōshō)

  1. (archaic) the chief advisor to the emperor, similar to a viceroy or vizier
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Etymology 2Edit

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Kanji in this term
せつ > せっ
Grade: S
しょう
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Shift in reading of shōshō above, using the kan'yōyomi of setsu for the character.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

摂政 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 攝政, hiragana せっしょう, romaji sesshō, historical hiragana せっしゃう)

  1. a regent: one who rules in the place of a monarch because the monarch is too young, absent, or disabled
  2. regency: the position or station of a regent
  3. (archaic) the chief advisor to the emperor, similar to a viceroy or vizier
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan