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to make into; to change into; ‑ization; to ... ‑ize; to transform
rock; stone; 10 pecks
simp. and trad.
(化石)
anagram 石化
 
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化石 (Written Standard Chinese?)
化石 (Cantonese)

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

化石

  1. fossil

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

 
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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, rōmaji kaseki, historical hiragana くわせき)

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 (metaphor, insult) out-of-date person, thing

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. to fossilize

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