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ChineseEdit

 
to make into; to change into; -ization; to ... -ize; to transform
rock; stone; 10 pecks
simp. and trad.
(化石)
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EtymologyEdit

Wasei kango (和製漢語), from Japanese  () (せき) ‎(kaseki, fossil)

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NounEdit

化石

  1. fossil

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
せき
Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

‎(ka, to change into) +‎ ‎(seki, stone)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

化石 ‎(hiragana かせき, romaji kaseki, historical hiragana くわせき)

  1. a fossil
  2. petrifaction
  3. (metaphor, insult) out-of-date person, thing

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VerbEdit

化石する ‎(hiragana かせきする, romaji kaseki suru)

  1. to fossilize

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