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rain water; river
simp. and trad.
(雨水)

Pronunciation 1Edit


NounEdit

雨水

  1. rainwater
  2. rainfall; precipitation

Pronunciation 2Edit

 
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Proper nounEdit

雨水

  1. The "Rain Water", the second of the twenty-four solar terms, around February 18th, 19th, or 20th, after which there should be no more snow, but rain showers are expected.

Coordinate termsEdit


DescendantsEdit
Sino-Xenic (雨水):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
あま
Grade: 1
みず
Grade: 1
kun’yomi
Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
すい
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology 1Edit

From (ama, rain) + (mizu, water).

NounEdit

雨水 (hiragana あまみず, rōmaji amamizu)

  1. rainwater

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Chinese /*ɣioɕjuɪ/ > Japanese /usui/.

Proper nounEdit

雨水 (hiragana うすい, rōmaji Usui)

  1. The second solar term, literally meaning "rain water".

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

VietnameseEdit