Last modified on 27 July 2014, at 14:19

星霜

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

From  ("star") +  ("frost"). From the thought that a star revolves around the heavens in a year while frost occurs every year, hence a symbol of time.

PronunciationEdit


DefinitionsEdit

星霜 (literary, figuratively)

  1. time, years
  2. gray, grizzled
  3. stars and frost in the morning; hardship, difficulty

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (星霜):


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: S
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

seisau > seisɔː > seisoː. Literally "stars and frost", from the throught that a star revolves around the heavens in a year while frost occurs every year, hence a symbol of time.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [seisoː], [seːsoː]

NounEdit

星霜 (hiragana せいそう, romaji seisō, historical hiragana せいさう)

  1. time, years
  2. one year

See alsoEdit


KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

星霜 (seongsang) (hangeul 성상)

  1. Hanja form? of 성상.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

星霜

  1. Hán tự form of tinh sương