Last modified on 14 November 2014, at 07:57
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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
世-order.gif

EtymologyEdit

世 世 世
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han characterEdit

(radical 1 +4, 5 strokes, cangjie input 心廿 (PT), four-corner 44717)

  1. generation
  2. world
  3. era

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 77, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 31
  • Dae Jaweon: page 155, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 14, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+4E16

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (世), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 書 (26)
Final: 祭
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 舒制切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɕiᴇiH/ /ɕi̯ɛiH/ /ɕiɛiH/ /ɕiɛiH/ /ɕiajH/ /ɕĭɛiH/ /ɕjæiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
shì ‹ syejH › /*l̥ ap-s/ generation

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
11537 2 /*hljebs/ 本枼葉初文(文源)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

CounterEdit

(hiragana せい, romaji -sei)

  1. generations

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji yo)

  1. world, society
  2. generation, age

SuffixEdit

(hiragana せい, romaji -sei)

  1. (geology) epoch

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(se)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: se, McCune-Reischauer: se, Yale: sey)
  • Name (hangeul): 인간 (revised: in-gan, McCune-Reischauer: in'gan)
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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(thế, thá, thé, thể)

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