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ChineseEdit

 
to make; to cause; to enable; to use; to employ; messenger
‑ist, ‑er (person); person (who does sth)
simp. and trad.
(使者)
使

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character 使
Reading # 2/2 1/1
Initial () (21) (23)
Final () (19) (100)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʃɨH/ /t͡ɕiaX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʃɨH/ /t͡ɕiaX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʃieH/ /t͡ɕiaX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʂɨH/ /ciaX/
Li
Rong
/ʃiəH/ /t͡ɕiaX/
Wang
Li
/ʃĭəH/ /t͡ɕĭaX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʂiH/ /t͡ɕi̯aX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
shì zhě
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character 使
Reading # 2/2 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
shǐ zhě
Middle
Chinese
‹ sriH › ‹ tsyæX ›
Old
Chinese
/*s-rəʔ-s/ /*tAʔ/
English envoy (nominalizing particle)

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character 使
Reading # 2/2 1/1
No. 11491 16960
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
𩢲
Old
Chinese
/*srɯs/ /*tjaːʔ/
Notes

NounEdit

使者

  1. herald; messenger; emissary; envoy (Classifier: )
    使者  ―  pài shǐzhě  ―  to dispatch an envoy

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
使

Grade: 3
しゃ
Grade: 3
on’yomi

NounEdit

使者 (hiragana ししゃ, rōmaji shisha)

  1. herald, messenger
  2. emissary, envoy

SynonymsEdit