播種

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Chinese[edit]

 
sow; scatter; spread; broadcast
 
to plant; to cultivate; kind; type; race; breed; seed; species (taxonomy)
trad. (播種)
simp. (播种)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

播種

  1. to sow (seeds)

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
しゅ
Grade: 4
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 播種 (paH tsyowngX, literally to sow + seed) or 播種 (paH tsyowngH, literally to sow + to sow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

播種 (hiragana はしゅ, romaji hashu)

  1. sowing, the spreading of seed on the ground for growing a crop
  2. (medicine) dissemination (the spreading out of cells within the body, particularly cells of an invasive disease or of cancer)
Derived terms[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

播種 + する (hiragana はしゅする, romaji hashu suru)

  1. to sow, to spread seed on the ground for growing a crop
  2. (medicine) to disseminate (to spread out within the body, particularly for cells of an invasive disease or of cancer)
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
はん
Jinmeiyō
しゅ
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Variation of hashu above, using the kan'yōon of han for the first character.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

播種 (hiragana はんしゅ, romaji hanshu)

  1. (medicine) dissemination (the spreading out of cells within the body, particularly cells of an invasive disease or of cancer)
Usage notes[edit]

Although some dictionaries[2][3] list this separate reading with a distinct sense, other dictionaries[1][4] do not list any hanshu reading, and include the dissemination sense under the hashu reading.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. ^ http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/149124/m3u/%E6%92%AD%E7%A8%AE/
  4. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0