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TranslingualEdit

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative formsEdit

Note difference between Chinese form, which uses , and Japanese shinjitai which uses .

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (person) + phonetic  – a kind of person (a Buddhist monk).

Japanese shinjitai form rather  + .

Han characterEdit

(radical 9 +12, 14 strokes, cangjie input 人金田日 (OCWA), four-corner 28266, composition)

  1. Buddhist priest, monk
  2. san of Sanskrit sangha

Related charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 117, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1076
  • Dae Jaweon: page 248, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 222, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+50E7

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping zang1, sang1, Yale jang1, sang1)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. Buddhist priest
  2. monk

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana そう, romaji )

  1. a (Buddhist) priest, bonze

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(seung) (hangeul , revised seung, McCune-Reischauer sŭng)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin sēng (seng1), Wade-Giles seng1)

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CompoundsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tăng)

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