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still; yet; to value; to esteem
book; letter
trad. (尚書)
simp. (尚书)
 
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EtymologyEdit

Originally, the person in this position was a lowly clerk, responsible for drafting and editing imperial decrees on behalf of the emperor. Later on, the person in this position became more like a chief of staff who handled all aspects of governance on behalf of the emperor.

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NounEdit

尚書

  1. (archaic) position title: secretary; chief of staff

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Proper nounEdit

尚書

  1. Classic of History (a collection of documents and speeches alleged to have been written by rulers and officials of the early Zhou Dynasty and before)

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (尚書):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: S
しょ
Grade: 2

Proper nounEdit

尚書 (hiragana しょうしょ, rōmaji Shōsho)

  1. "The Classic of History", a collection of documents and speeches alleged to have been written by rulers and officials of the early Zhou Dynasty and before.

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VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

Proper nounEdit

尚書

  1. Hán tự form of thượng thư.