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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative forms[edit]

Note difference between Chinese form, which uses , and Japanese shinjitai which uses .

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (person) + phonetic  – a kind of person (a Buddhist monk).

Japanese shinjitai form rather  + .

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +12, 14 strokes, cangjie input 人金田日 (OCWA), four-corner 28266, composition)

  1. Buddhist priest, monk
  2. san of Sanskrit sangha

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 117, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1076
  • Dae Jaweon: page 248, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 222, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+50E7

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zang1, sang1, Yale jang1, sang1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana そう, romaji )

  1. a (Buddhist) priest, bonze

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seung) (hangeul [[]], revised seung, McCune-Reischauer sŭng)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin sēng (seng1), Wade-Giles seng1)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tăng)