- KangXi: page 242, character 38
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5638
- Dae Jaweon: page 482, character 38
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 416, character 1
- Unihan data for U+58EB
|simp. and trad.
|Historical forms of the character 士|
|Western Zhou||Warring States||Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)||Liushutong (compiled in Ming)|
|Bronze inscriptions||Chu Slip and silk script||Qin slip script||Small seal script||Transcribed ancient scripts|
|Characters in the same phonetic series (士) (Zhengzhang, 2003)|
Pictogram (象形) – axe-like tool; soldier.
- † unmarried male; bachelor
- † (honorific) man
- † general; high-ranking military officer
- † soldier; noncommissioned officer
- 士兵 ― shìbīng ― soldier
- (historical) scholar-official (civil servant appointed by the emperor of China to perform day-to-day governance)
- (historical) self-appellation used by scholar-officials in ancient China, when addressing the emperor: I; subject
- (historical) a social stratum in ancient China
- scholar; academic; intellectual; intelligentsia
- 博士 ― bóshì ― doctor; doctoral degree
- 院士 ― yuànshì ― academician
- † (honorific) suffix for a virtuous, knowledgeable or skilled person: commendable person
- 女士 ― nǚshì ― Lady
- 人士 ― rénshì ― public figure
- (Chinese chess) adviser; guard; minister (usually only on the black side, in some sets on both red and black sides)
- † Alternative form of 仕 (shì, “to be an official”).
- A surname.
- 士 is commonly used to render the /s/ sound (not followed by a vowel) in foreign names, e.g. 威士忌 (wēishìjì, “whiskey”), 巴士 (bāshì, “bus”), which is from Cantonese usage.
Derived terms from 士
|Kanji in this term|
- person with a certain qualification.
- a lawyer
- an accountant