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Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: 4

Grade: 4
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 戰士 (tsyenH dzriX). Compare Mandarin 戰士 (zhànshì), Cantonese 戰士 (zin3 si6), Korean 전사 (jeonsa), Vietnamese chiến sĩ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

戦士 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 戰士, hiragana せんし, rōmaji senshi)

  1. a soldier; a combatant; a warrior
    • 1999 March 1, “ヴィシュワ・ランディー [Vishwa Randi]”, in BOOSTER 1 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (やみ) (つか)える (おんな) (せん) () (あい) () () (まつ)りにあげることが ()きがい。
      Yami ni tsukaeru onnasenshi. Aite o chimatsuri ni ageru koto ga ikigai.
      A female warrior who works in the dark. She lusts for the blood of her slain opponents.
    • 1999 May 27, “サキュバス・ナイト [Succubus Knight]”, in Vol.3 (in Japanese), Konami:
       () (ほう) (とな)え、 (あい) () () (まつ)りにあげる (あく) () () (ほう) (せん) ()
      Mahō o tonae, aite o chimatsuri ni ageru akuma no mahō senshi.
      A demonic magical warrior who draws blood from her opponents with magic chants.
    • 2000 April 20, “しおのマーマン [High Tide Merman]”, in Magic Ruler -魔法の支配者- (in Japanese), Konami:
       (みず) (なか) () (ざい) (およ)ぐ、 (はん) (ぎょ) (じん) (せん) () (こう) (げき) (つよ)い。
      Mizu no naka o jizai ni oyogu, hangyojin no senshi. Kōgeki wa tsuyoi.
      An aquatic half-fish warrior with vicious attacks.
  2. (Magic: The Gathering) a warrior

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0