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ChineseEdit

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

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NounEdit

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).[1][2] The medial -s- may represent epenthesis between two vowels, or it may be cognate with Korean interfix -ᄉ- (-s-) used to mark possession, much like English 's. See also 春雨 (harusame, spring rain) and (shine, rice).

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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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN