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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: page 381, 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)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

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)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

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

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CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*siɛ̀ng)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA sìng (sing3), sènn (senn3), sìnn (sinn3))

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ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tính, dính, tánh)

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