ChineseEdit

 
to raise (animals); livestock; domesticated animal
to raise (animals); livestock; domesticated animal; domestic animal
() domestic animal
simp. and trad.
(畜生)
alternative forms 畜牲 less common

EtymologyEdit

First attested in Han Feizi (circa 2nd century BC). The expletive sense was attested in the Book of Sui (7th century AD). Influenced, through Buddhism, by Sanskrit तिर्यग्योनि (tiryagyoni, animal creation) and Pali tiracchānayoni (the realm of the brute creation) during the Six Dynasties times, as this word was used as a translation of the Sanskrit and Pali terms. Compare 牲畜.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

畜生

  1. domestic animal; livestock; brute
  2. (derogatory) beast; bugger; contemptible person; brute; bastard

SynonymsEdit

  • (domestic animal):

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (畜生):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ちく
Grade: S
しょう
Grade: 1
goon

EtymologyEdit

/tikusjau//t͡ɕikusjoː/

From Middle Chinese 畜生 (MC ʈʰɨuH ʃˠæŋ, literally “livestock + livestock; sacrificial animal”), itself influenced by Sanskrit तिर्यञ्च् (tiryañc, a beast; the organic world)[1][2] or Sanskrit तिर्यग्योनि (tiryagyoni, animal creation).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

畜生(ちくしょう) (chikushō (historical kana ちくしやう)

  1. (Buddhism) a beast: a generic term for animals, birds, fish and insects, as the reincarnated form of one who had bad karma in a previous life
  2. (derogatory) a person

Derived termsEdit

InterjectionEdit

畜生(ちくしょう) (chikushō

  1. an expression of strong anger or frustration: damn, dammit, fuck, shit
    • 1993 November 25 [May 20 1989], Adachi, Mitsuru, “(だい)27() (なお)()(おも) [Chapter 27: Mortals’ Desires]”, in スローステップ(SLOW STEP) [SLOW STEP], volume 4 (fiction), 11th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 84:
      ちくしょう だれも(はい)って……お!あのガキァ (おんな)()(はい)るのは10(ねん)(はえ)えよ
      Chikushō dare mo haitte…… O! Ano gakya Onnayu ni hairu no wa jū-nen haee yo
      Damn it, no one’s here…… Oh! You little brat! It’s 10 years too early for you to come in the women’s bath awright?

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

畜生

  1. Hán tự form of súc sinh.