See also: ぜい

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative spelling
為い (rare)

⟨seyo⟩⟨sey⟩/sei/

One theory suggests a sound change from せよ (seyo), dropping the last vowel, from original seyo to sey (= sei).

VerbEdit

せい (sei

  1. (Classical Japanese, archaic, Western Japanese) Alternative imperative of する (suru, to do)
    面倒(めんどう)()てやるから、安心(あんしん)せい
    Mendō o mite yaru kara, anshin sei.
    (please add an English translation of this example)
    Synonym: せよ (seyo)

Etymology 2Edit

Reading of various kanji.

Adjectival nounEdit

せい (sei-na (adnominal せい (sei na), adverbial せい (sei ni))

  1. : holy, sacred
  2. : detailed, conscientious; pure, refined

CounterEdit

せい (-sei

  1. : generations

NounEdit

せい (sei

  1. , : height
  2. : well, well curb; Well (Chinese constellation)
  3. : correctness
  4. : life, raw
  5. : system
  6. : surname
  7. : sex, gender, state of nature
  8. : star, Star (Chinese constellation)
  9. : force
  10. : holy
  11. : polishing, refining
  12. : made
  13. : stillness
  14. 所為: reason, fault
  15. : government

PrefixEdit

せい (sei-

  1. : prefix added to the names of saints

PronounEdit

せい (sei

  1. : (humble) I or me, the first person singular (used by males)

Proper nounEdit

せい (Sei

  1. : Qi
  2. :
  3. : A male given name

SuffixEdit

せい (-sei

  1. : the nature of something
  2. : -made, made in (some country)
  3. : system
  4. : epoch
  5. : a student