U+C528, 씨
HANGUL SYLLABLE SSI
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Hangul Syllables
[U+C529]




씌 ←→ 아

KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean ᄡᅵ〮 (Yale: psí).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ssi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ssi
McCune–Reischauer?ssi
Yale Romanization?ssi

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / 에 /

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch and also heightens the next suffixed syllable, unless it is 에.

NounEdit

(ssi)

  1. seed, kernel
    Synonyms: 씨앗 (ssiat), 종자(種子) (jongja)
  2. semen
  3. woof, weft
  4. (rare) part of speech
  5. (North Korea, mathematics) prime
    ssisuprime number
    인수분해ssiinsubunhaeprime factorization
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Korean word from .

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ssi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ssi
McCune–Reischauer?ssi
Yale Romanization?ssi

NounEdit

(ssi) (hanja )

  1. sir or madam, Mr. or Ms.
    안녕하십니까, 찬호?
    Annyeonghasimnikka, Chanhossi?
    How are you, Mr. Chanho?
  2. lineage; surname
Usage notesEdit

Applying this honorific directly to a surname is considered rude or a way of indicting that the addressee is a social inferior. As a mark of respect, it should follow either the full name or just the given name.

In an organization, using (ssi) means the referent has no job title, and it is not appropriate even when the title is minor.

Higher Equal or lower
With a title Without a title Familiar
Family name 홍 과장
Manager Hong
홍 과장
Manager Hong
Full name 홍길동 과장
Manager Hong Gildong
홍길동 과장
Manager Hong Gildong
홍길동
Mr. Hong Gildong
Given name 길동 과장
Manager Gildong
길동
Gildong
길동
Gildong
No name 과장
Manager

Etymology 3Edit

Short for 씨발 (ssibal) and 씨팔 (ssipal).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ssi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ssi
McCune–Reischauer?ssi
Yale Romanization?ssi

InterjectionEdit

(ssi)

  1. shit
    추워 !A chuwo ssi!Oh shit, it's cold!
Usage notesEdit

Added at the end of a sentence.