to raise (animals); livestock; domesticated animal; domestic animal
|(牲) domestic animal|
|simp. and trad.
|variant forms||畜牲 less common|
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.
|Kanji in this term|
/tikusjau/ → /t͡ɕikusjoː/
- (Buddhism) beast: a generic term for animals, birds, fish and insects, as the reincarnated form of one who had bad karma in a previous life
- a derogative term for a person
- こん畜生 (konchikushō)
- an expression of strong anger or frustration: damn, dammit, fuck, shit
- 1993 November 25 [May 20 1989], Adachi, Mitsuru, “
第27 話 直 人の 想い [Chapter 27: Mortals’ Desires]”, in スローステップ[SLOW STEP], volume 4 (fiction), 11th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 84:
- ちくしょう だれも
入って……お！あのガキァ 女 湯に 入るのは10 年 早えよ
- 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?