小雨

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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). 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, romaji 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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