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to know; to be aware
 
sex; nature; surname; suffix corresponding to ‑ness or ‑ity
simp. and trad.
(知性)
 
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PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (9) (16)
Final () (11) (121)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʈiᴇ/ /siᴇŋH/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʈiɛ/ /siɛŋH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȶjɛ/ /siæŋH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʈiə̆/ /siajŋH/
Li
Rong
/ȶie/ /siɛŋH/
Wang
Li
/ȶǐe/ /sĭɛŋH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȶie̯/ /si̯ɛŋH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zh- xìng
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
zhī xìng
Middle
Chinese
‹ trje › ‹ sjengH ›
Old
Chinese
/*tre/ /*seŋ-s/
English know nature

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 1/1
No. 11495 11358
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ʔl'e/ /*sleŋs/
Notes

AdjectiveEdit

知性

  1. knowledgeful
  2. (usually of a woman) intelligent and thoughtful; astute and knowledgeable

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

知性

  1. to understand one's inherent nature

NounEdit

知性

  1. wisdom
    知性動作 [MSC, trad.]
    知性动作 [MSC, simp.]
    From: 漢·班固《游居賦》
    Měi Zhōu Wǔ zhī zhīxìng, móu rén shén yǐ dòngzuò. [Pinyin]
    (please add an English translation of this example)
  2. Verstand

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (知性):
  • Japanese:  () (せい) (chisei)
  • Korean: 지성 (知性, jiseong)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
せい
Grade: 5
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Sinitic 知性.

NounEdit

知性 (hiragana ちせい, rōmaji chisei)

  1. The intellect; intelligence; smarts.
    • あの子は知性があるよね。
      あのこはちせいがあるよね。
      Ano ko wa chisei ga aru yo ne.
      That kid's got smarts. / That kid is intelligent.
  2. The mind; logical thinking, as opposed to the emotions.
    • この二人は知性と感情両方で分かち合います。
      このふたりはちせいとかんじょうりょうほうでわかちあいます。
      Kono futari wa chisei to kanjō ryōhō de wakachiaimasu.
      These two understand each other, both mind and heart.