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ChineseEdit

to kill; to murder; to slaughter
 
to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; student; raw
trad. (殺生)
simp. (杀生)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

殺生

  1. to destroy life

NounEdit

殺生

  1. destruction of life

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
せつ > せっ
Grade: 4
しょう
Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

*/setsijau//sessjau//seɕːɔː//seɕːoː/

From Middle Chinese 殺生 (MC ʃˠɛt̚ ʃˠæŋ).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

殺生 (-na inflection, hiragana せっしょう, rōmaji sesshō, historical hiragana せつしやう)

  1. cruel, wanton, merciless, heartless
    Synonyms: 惨い (mugoi), 酷い (hidoi), 残酷 (zankoku)

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

殺生 (hiragana せっしょう, rōmaji sesshō, historical hiragana せつしやう)

  1. killing, the destruction of life, butchery, slaughter
  2. cruelty, wantonness, mercilessness, heartlessness

VerbEdit

殺生する (suru conjugation, hiragana せっしょうする, rōmaji sesshō suru, historical hiragana せつしやうする)

  1. to kill, to destroy life, to butcher, to slaughter

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

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