Chinese edit

 
initial; first; beginning
initial; first; beginning; junior; basic
 
spring (time); gay; joyful
spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life
simp. and trad.
(初春)

Pronunciation edit


Noun edit

初春

  1. early spring

Synonyms edit

Descendants edit

Sino-Xenic (初春):
  • Japanese: (しょ)(しゅん) (shoshun)

Japanese edit

Etymology 1 edit

Kanji in this term
はつ
Grade: 4
はる
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

From Old Japanese.

From (hatsu-, beginning, start) +‎ (haru, spring).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(はつ)(はる) (hatsuharu

  1. early spring
Derived terms edit

Proper noun edit

(はつ)(はる) (Hatsuharu

  1. a female given name

Etymology 2 edit

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 4
しゅん
Grade: 2
kan’on

Ultimately from Middle Chinese 初春 (MC tsrhjo tsyhwin).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(しょ)(しゅん) (shoshun

  1. early spring
  2. the first month in the lunar calendar
    Synonyms: 早春 (sōshun), 孟春 (mōshun)
See also edit

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006) 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean edit

Hanja in this term

Noun edit

初春 (chochun) (hangeul 초춘)

  1. Hanja form? of 초춘 (early spring).

Old Japanese edit

Etymology edit

From (patu-, beginning, start) +‎ (paru, spring).

Noun edit

初春 (patuparu) (kana はつはる)

  1. early spring
    • c. 759, Man’yōshū, book 20, poem 4516:
      , text here
      波都波流家布敷流由伎能伊夜之家餘其騰
      aratasiki1 to2si no2 pazime2 no2 patuparu no2 ke1pu puru yuki1 no2 iya sike1 yo2go2to2
      Today in early spring of the new year brings more and more blessings by the falling snow.

Descendants edit