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ChineseEdit

star; satellite; small amount frost
simp. and trad.
(星霜)

EtymologyEdit

From (xīng, “star”) + (shuāng, “frost”) From the thought that a star revolves around the heavens in a year while frost occurs every year, hence a symbol of time.

PronunciationEdit


DefinitionsEdit

星霜 (literary, figuratively)

  1. time, years
  2. gray, grizzled
  3. stars and frost in the morning; hardship, difficulty

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (星霜):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 2
そう
Grade: S
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

seisau > seisɔː > seisoː. Literally "stars and frost", from the thought that a star revolves around the heavens in a year while frost occurs every year, hence a symbol of time.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

星霜 (hiragana せいそう, rōmaji seisō, historical hiragana せいさう)

  1. time, years
  2. one year

See alsoEdit


KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

星霜 (seongsang) (hangeul 성상)

  1. Hanja form? of 성상.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

星霜

  1. Hán tự form of tinh sương