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ChineseEdit

 
small; tiny; few; young
rain
simp. and trad.
(小雨)

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小雨

  1. light rain

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
さめ
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (ko, small, light, slight) +‎ (same, rain). The medial -s- either represents epenthesis between two vowels or, more likely, is a reflex of an older form of the word (ame, rain) only maintained in fossilized compounds. See also 春雨 (harusame, spring rain) and (shine, rice).

NounEdit

小雨 (hiragana こさめ, rōmaji kosame)

  1. light rain, drizzle
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 1, page 24:
      霡霂 兼名苑云、細雨一名霡霂、小雨也、麥木二音、已上本注、和名古佐女

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