1. the cold(est) season; the heart of winter
    • 寒の入り[明け]
    • the beginning [end] of the cold season
    • 大寒に入った[大寒が明けた]
    • The cold(est) season 「has set in [is over].
    • 寒の戻り
    • an unseasonal cold snap in spring
    • 剣道の寒げいこをする
    • undergo midwinter kendo training
  1. 寒参りa visit to a shrine every night during the cold season