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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *sliːl): phonetic  ‎(OC *mɯlʔ) + semantic  ‎(ox)

Han characterEdit

(radical 93 +8, 12 strokes, cangjie input 尸水竹手 (SEHQ) or 尸卜卜手 (SYYQ), four-corner 77251)

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 701, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20045
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1114, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1815, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+7280

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (16)
Final () (39)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/sei/
Pan
Wuyun
/sei/
Shao
Rongfen
/sɛi/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/sɛj/
Li
Rong
/sei/
Wang
Li
/siei/
Bernard
Karlgren
/siei/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ sej ›
Old
Chinese
/*s.lˤəj/
English rhinoceros

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 13345
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
西
Old
Chinese
/*sliːl/
Notes

DefinitionsEdit

  1. rhinoceros
  2. sharp, hard, well-tempered (as metal)

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

ReadingsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Kanji in this term
さい
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana さい, katakana サイ, romaji sai)

  1. rhinoceros; rhino

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(seo) (hangeul , revised seo, McCune-Reischauer sŏ, Yale se)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, tây)

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