Noun, Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
1. old person; elderly person; senior citizen
  • めがみ目が見えない
  • かんごふ看護婦
  • としよ年寄り
  • せわ世話をする
  • こと
  • いっしん一身
  • ささ捧げた
  • The blind nurse devoted herself to caring for the elderly.
2. trustee of the Japan Sumo Association; retired high-ranking wrestler who is licensed to coach and receives retirement paySumo
3. senior statesman (of the Tokugawa shogunate)
4. important local official (under the Tokugawa Shogunate)
Wikipedia definition
5. ToshiyoriA toshiyori (年寄) is a sumo elder of the Japan Sumo Association. Also known as oyakata, former wrestlers who reached a sufficiently high rank are the only people eligible. The benefits are considerable, as only toshiyori are allowed to run and coach in sumo stables, known as heya, and they are also the only former rikishi given retirement pay.
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Other forms
年寄 【としより】年より 【としより】


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