See also: and

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲) Originally . The upper part is the semantic part, and is shaped like twinkling stars. The lower part is the phonetic part.

Han characterEdit

(radical 72 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 日竹手一 (AHQM), four-corner 60104, composition)

  1. a star, planet
  2. any point of light
  3. shorthand for Singapore (星加坡)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 492, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13837
  • Dae Jaweon: page 855, character 22
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1500, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+661F

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping sing1, Yale sing1)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. star

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Japanese. Possibly cognate with Korean (byeol, star) and Manchu ᡠᠰᡳᡥᠠ (usiha, star).

/posi/ > /ɸosi/ > /hoɕi/

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana ほし, romaji hoshi)

  1. A star.
  2. (tarot): The Star; the seventeenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.

Coordinate termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana ほし, romaji Hoshi)

  1. A surname​.

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(seong)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[]] (revised: seong, McCune-Reischauer: sŏng, Yale: seng)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: byeol, McCune-Reischauer: byŏl)

MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin xīng (xing1), Wade-Giles hsing1)

CompoundsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tinh)

Last modified on 12 April 2014, at 07:50