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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Alternative forms[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +3, 5 strokes, cangjie input 人山 (OU), four-corner 22270, composition)

  1. ascend, ascended, ascending, transcend, transcended, transcending, transcendent, transcendence
  2. a sage, an enlightened person
  3. a Taoist hermit or super-being
  4. a Buddhist deva, a immortal spirit or a fairy

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 92, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 374
  • Dae Jaweon: page 196, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 114, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+4ED9

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping sin1, Yale sin1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 仙界 (senkai): dwelling place of hermits
  • 仙客 (senkaku): immortal mountain wizard, crane
  • 仙宮 (senkyū): hermit's residence, retired emperor's palace
  • 仙境, 仙郷 (senkyō): fairyland, enchanted land
  • 仙窟 (senkutsu): enchanted cave
  • 仙骨 (senkotsu): sacrum, sacral bone, hermitry
  • 仙術 (senjutsu): wizardry, secret of immortality
  • 仙女 (senjo, sennyo, sennyu): fairy, nymph, elf
  • 仙台 (sendai): Sendai city
  • 仙丹 (sentan): elixir, elixir of life
  • 仙椎 (sentsui): sacral vertebra
  • 仙人 (sennin): immortal mountain wizard, mountain man
  • 仙翁 (sennō) Lychnis subspecies
  • 仙薬 (senyaku): panacea, elixir of life
  • 仙蓼 (senryō): Sarcandra glabra (formerly Chloranthus glaber)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sinitic .

Noun[edit]

(hiragana せん, romaji sen)

  1. a sage or hermit, an enlightened person, usually immortal and ageless
  2. (mythology) short for 仙人 (sennin): a wizard or mage; an immortal living as a hermit in the mountains
  3. by extension, the region or area where a sennin lives
  4. the supernatural techniques for becoming immortal and ageless
  5. a person of exceptional talent

Etymology 2[edit]

From English cent, itself from Old French cent, from Latin centum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Noun[edit]

(katakana セント, romaji sento)

  1. one one-hundredth of a dollar: a cent
Usage notes[edit]

This word is almost always spelled in katakana as セント.


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seon) (hangeul , revised seon, McCune-Reischauer sŏn)

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Mandarin[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiān (xian1))

  1. A xian, a Taoist immortal; a fairy; a celestial being

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 仙女 (female sage)
  • 仙人 (sage)
  • 仙桃 (xiāntáo, Peaches of Immortality)

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tiên)

Noun[edit]

  1. fairy