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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (ox)

Han character[edit]

(radical 93 +8, 12 strokes, cangjie input 尸水竹手 (SEHQ), 尸卜卜手 (SYYQ), four-corner 77251)

  1. rhinoceros
  2. sharp, hard, well-tempered (as metal)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 701, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20045
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1114, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1815, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+7280

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (犀), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 心 (16)
Final: 齊
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 先稽切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/sei/ /siei/ /sei/ /sei/ /sɛj/ /siei/ /sɛi/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ sej › /*s.lˤəәj/ rhinoceros

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
13345 1 西 /*sliːl/ 說文尾聲

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana さい, katakana サイ, romaji sai)

  1. サイ: rhinoceros

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seo) (hangeul , revised seo, McCune-Reischauer sŏ, Yale se)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, tây)

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