星霜

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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 throught 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, romaji seisō, historical hiragana せいさう)

  1. time, years
  2. one year

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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
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