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See also: 形聲

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ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 形聲 (“One of the types of Han characters, containing those characters comprising a part that indicates the meaning, and a part that indicates the pronunciation.”).
(This term, 形声, is the simplified form of 形聲.)
Notes:

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: 2
せい
Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 形聲 (heng syeng, literally form, shape + sound).

The kan'on, so likely a borrowing from later in the history of Middle Chinese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

形声 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 形聲, hiragana けいせい, rōmaji keisei)

  1. One of the types of Han characters, containing those characters comprising a part that indicates the meaning, and a part that indicates the pronunciation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN