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傾城

See also: 倾城

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ChineseEdit

 
to overturn; to collapse; to lean; to tend; to incline; to pour out
city walls; city; town
trad. (傾城)
simp. (倾城)

EtymologyEdit

For the figurative senses, see 傾國傾城倾国倾城 (qīngguóqīngchéng).

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

傾城

  1. (literary) to make a city or state collapse

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

傾城

  1. (literary, figuratively, of a woman) drop-dead gorgeous; extremely beautiful (and having the potential of bringing about the downfall of an empire)

NounEdit

傾城

  1. (literary, figuratively) drop-dead gorgeous woman; beauty who could drive a man to distraction (and bring about the downfall of an empire)
  2. (literary) the entire city; all over the place

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: S
せい
Grade: 6
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

See the Chinese section.

NounEdit

傾城 (hiragana けいせい, rōmaji keisei)

  1. (idiomatic) a very beautiful woman (Compare the English term femme fatale.)
     (けい) (せい) () (じん)
    keisei no bijin
    a castle-toppling beauty
  2. (idiomatic) courtesan

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kōjien, 5th edition, Iwanami Shoten Publishing, Tōkyō.