ChineseEdit

sky; heavens envoy; messenger
simp. and trad.
(天使)
使

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

天使

  1. angel
  2. (archaic) emissary of the emperor

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (天使):
  • Japanese: (てん)使() (tenshi)
  • Korean: 천사 (天使, cheonsa)
  • Vietnamese: thiên sứ (天使)

Others:


JapaneseEdit

 天使 on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term
使
てん
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
goon

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 天使 (MC tʰen ʃɨX|ʃɨH).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

天使(てんし) (tenshi

  1. an angel
    (てん)使()(あく)()
    Tenshi to Akuma
    Angels & Demons
  2. an imperial messenger or envoy
  3. a messenger or envoy from heaven
  4. (figuratively) someone who is kind and pure, as if a messenger or envoy from heaven

QuotationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term
使

NounEdit

天使 (cheonsa, McCune-Reischauer: ch'ŏnsa, Yale: chensa) (hangeul 천사)

  1. Hanja form? of 천사 (angel).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term
使

NounEdit

天使

  1. Hán tự form of thiên sứ (angel).