ChineseEdit

chair
 
child; son; (noun suffix)
child; son; (noun suffix); small thing; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch; 11 pm-1 am; midnight
simp. and trad.
(椅子)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

椅子

  1. chair (Classifier: m;  m)

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (椅子):
  • Japanese: 椅子(いす) (isu)
  • Korean: 의자 (椅子, uija)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: 1
tōon
 椅子 on Japanese Wikipedia

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

/isi//isɨ//isu/

Originally 倚子 (ishi), referring to seats with or without rests used by higher court officials. With the arrival of Zen Buddhism to Japan, possibly a later borrowing from Middle Chinese 椅子 (MC ʔˠiᴇX t͡sɨX) or directly from Mandarin 椅子 (yǐzi, literally "chair" + diminutive suffix), the meaning shifted to wooden seats used by priests. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

()() (isu (counter )

  1. a seat (piece of furniture)
    Synonyms: 腰掛け (koshikake), スツール (sutsūru), チェア (chea)
  2. (by extension) a post, position (in an office)
    Synonym: ポスト (posuto)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

椅子 (uija) (hangeul 의자)

  1. Hanja form? of 의자 (chair).