TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (heart) + phonetic  – nature, personal quality, hence of the heart.

Han characterEdit

(radical 61 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 心竹手一 (PHQM), four-corner 95010, composition)

  1. nature, character
  2. sex, gender

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: Template:Han KangXi link, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10478
  • Dae Jaweon: page 710, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2286, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+6027

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping sing3, Yale sing3)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. one's nature
  2. characteristic
  3. sex, gender
  4. content

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 性急
  • 性悪説
  • 性情
  • 中性

ReferencesEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana せい, romaji sei)

  1. sex, gender
  2. (grammar) gender

SynonymsEdit

(hiragana さが, romaji saga)

SynonymsEdit

SuffixEdit

(hiragana せい, romaji -sei)

  1. -ity, -ness, the nature of quality or something

(hiragana しょう, romaji -shō)

  1. nature of something

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(seong) (hangeul , revised seong, McCune-Reischauer sŏng, Yale seng)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin xìng (xing4), Wade-Giles hsing4)

CompoundsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tính, dính, tánh)

Last modified on 17 February 2014, at 22:54