See also: 所为

Chinese edit

actually; place; (nominalization prefix)
 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
trad. (所為/所爲) /
simp. (所为)

Pronunciation 1 edit


Noun edit

所為

  1. what one does; behaviour; actions
Derived terms edit

Pronunciation 2 edit


Noun edit

所為

  1. cause; reason

Japanese edit

Etymology 1 edit

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 3

Grade: S
goon on’yomi
Alternative spellings
所爲 (kyūjitai)
所意

From Middle Chinese 所為 (MC srjoX hjwe|hjweH). The goon, so likely the initial borrowing.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(しょ)() (shoiしよゐ (syowi)?

  1. one's deed
  2. cause, reason

Etymology 2 edit

Kanji in this term
しょ > せ
Grade: 3

Grade: S
irregular on’yomi
Alternative spellings
所爲 (kyūjitai)
(literary)

*/sjowi/ → */sjoi//ɕoi//ɕei//sei//seː/

Probably a shift from shoi above.[2]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

()() (seiせゐ (sewi)?

  1. cause, reason, fault
    あいつせい(ぜん)()(だい)()なった。
    Aitsu no sei de zenbu dainashi ni natta.
    It all came to nothing because of that fool.
Usage notes edit

This term is usually used for negative incidents.

This sei reading is usually written in kana.

Etymology 3 edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: S
kan’on on’yomi
Alternative spelling
所爲 (kyūjitai)

From Middle Chinese 所為 (MC srjoX hjwe|hjweH). The kan'on, so likely a later borrowing. Compare modern Min Nan reading só͘-ûi, Hakka só-vì.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

()() (soiそゐ (sowi)?

  1. one's deed

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006) 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN