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ChineseEdit

 
rest; news; interest; breath
 
child; son; (noun suffix); small thing; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch; 11 pm-1 am; midnight
simp. and trad.
(息子)
anagram 子息

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

息子

  1. (archaic) (one's) biological son
  2. (dialectal) great-grandson

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
むす
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
Irregular kun’yomi

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of 生す (musu, to beget) +‎ (ko, child).[1][2] The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓), from Middle Chinese 息子.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

息子 (hiragana むすこ, rōmaji musuko)

  1. (humble) a son (male child)
    • 1985 December 20, Watanabe, Taeko, “だい四十八 ぞく [Chapter 48: Family Ⅰ]”, in ファミリー! [Family!], volume 11 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 72:
      シアトルから () ()へは… (むす) () (たず)ねてきました…ぼくは———ジョナサン・アレンの (ちち) (おや)です
      Shiatoru kara koko e wa… musuko o tazunete kimashita …Boku wa ———Jonasan Aren no chichioya desu
      I came here from Seattle… to look for my son …I am ———Jonathan Allen’s father
    • 1994 November 4 [Jun 17 1993], Kanari, Yozaburo; Sato, Fumiya, “じんかんむらさつじんけん [The Western-Style Village Murder Case ⑪]”, in きんいちしょうねんけん簿 [Young Kindaichi Case Files], volume 3 (fiction), 9th edition, Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN, page 84:
       (かれ)は‥‥ (りゅう) (いち) (わたし) (むす) ()なんだ‼
      Kare wa‥‥ Ryūichi wa watashi no musuko nan da‼
      He’s‥‥ Ryūichi is really my son‼
    • 2009 January 10, Tsuda, Masami, “だいいち いしこおりさくら [Chapter 1: Stone Rose and Ice Cherry Blossom]”, in ちょっと江戸まで [Wait Edop], volume 1 (fiction), Tokyo: Hakusensha, →ISBN, pages 10–11:
       (わし) () (ほう) (だい) ()きてきた…… (けっ)してひとに ()められるような (じん) (せい)ではなかった…………が…ただひとつ (ほこ)れるものがある…お (まえ) (むす) () ()ったことさ…!アディオス
      Washi wa suki hōdai ni ikite kita…… Kesshite hito ni homerareru yō na jinsei de wa nakatta………… ga… tada hitotsu hokoreru mono ga aru… Omae o musuko ni motta koto sa…! Adiosu
      I’ve lived in self-indulgence all my life…… It’s by no means a life worth praising………… But… there’s still one thing I’ve always been proud of… That’s having you as my son…! Adiós
  2. (vulgar) a cock; a dick (penis)

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  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
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN