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ChineseEdit

seven star; satellite; small amount
simp. and trad.
(七星)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

七星

  1. Big Dipper; Ursa Major

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しち
Grade: 1
せい
Grade: 2
on’yomi
Kanji in this term
しち
Grade: 1
しょう
Grade: 2
on’yomi
Kanji in this term
しつ > しっ
Grade: 1
しょう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Either a short-form of  (ほく) ()七星 (しちせい) (Hokuto Shichisei) or in the case of shichishō, from Middle Chinese 七星 (MC t͡sʰiɪt̚ seŋ). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

七星 (hiragana しちせい, rōmaji shichisei)
(alternative reading hiragana しちしょう, romaji shichishō, historical hiragana しちしやう)
(alternative reading hiragana しっしょう, romaji shisshō, historical hiragana しつしやう)

  1. (astronomy, archaic) the Big Dipper; Ursa Major

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9