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See also: 贫贱

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ChineseEdit

poor inexpensive; lowly
trad. (貧賤)
simp. (贫贱)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

貧賤

  1. poor and lowly

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ひん
Grade: 5
せん
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 貧賤 (bin dzjenH, literally poor + cheap, low, mean). Compare modern Mandarin 貧賤贫贱 (pínjiàn, “poor and lowly”).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

貧賤 (-na inflection, hiragana ひんせん, rōmaji hinsen)

  1. poor, lowly, inferior

InflectionEdit

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

貧賤 (hiragana ひんせん, rōmaji hinsen)

  1. poverty and inferiority

ReferencesEdit

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