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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (ear) + phonetic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 128 +7, 13 strokes, cangjie input 尸口竹土 (SRHG), four-corner 16104)

  1. holy, sacred, consecration
  2. sage, saint, saintly

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 967, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29074
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1415, character 28
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2789, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+8056

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping sing3, Yale sing3)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. holy, sacred

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compound of (hi, day, light, the sun) +‎ 知り (shiri, knowing). The shiri changes to jiri due to rendaku (連濁).

NounEdit

(hiragana ひじり, romaji hijiri)

  1. a very virtuous or godly person; a saint
  2. (honorific) the emperor
  3. a sage
  4. an expert; someone distinguished in their field
  5. a virtuous or high-ranking Buddhist priest or monk
  6. a Buddhist priest or monk in general
  7. a monk who has gone into seclusion for purposes of asceticism and spiritual enlightenment
  8. a monk who has adopted an itinerant lifestyle for purposes of asceticism andspiritual enlightenment, supporting themselves by gathering alms and food contributions; by extension, an itinerant preacher monk from Mount Kōya
  9. (euphemistic) alternate name for 清酒 (seishu, refined sake)
  10. a textile peddler (from the resemblance to itinerant 高野聖 (Kōya hijiri) Buddhist preachers who would carry everything on their backs)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Sinitic .

Adjectival nounEdit

(-nari inflection, hiragana せい, romaji sei)

  1. holy, sacred

NounEdit

(hiragana せい, romaji sei)

  1. a saint; a holy person
  2. holiness, sacredness
  3. (euphemistic) alternate name for 清酒 (seishu, refined sake)

Etymology 3Edit

Translation of English saint, from Latin sanctus.

PrefixEdit

(hiragana せい, romaji sei)

  1. (Catholicism) prefix added to the names of saints

Etymology 4Edit

Jukujikun.

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana たかし, romaji Takashi)

  1. A male given name

Etymology 5Edit

Jukujikun.

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana さとし, romaji Satoshi)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin shèng (sheng4), Wade-Giles sheng4)

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CompoundsEdit


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ sèng)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(thánh, tường)

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