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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Han character[edit]

(radical 128 +7, 13 strokes, cangjie input 尸口竹土 (SRHG), four-corner 16104)

  1. holy, sacred, consecration
  2. sage, saint, saintly

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 967, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29074
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1415, character 28
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2789, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+8056

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping sing3, Yale sing3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. holy, sacred
  2. saint
  3. sage
  4. master
  5. priest

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of (hi, day, light, the sun) +‎ 知り (shiri, knowing). The shiri changes to jiri due to rendaku (連濁).

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ひじり, romaji hijiri)

  1. a very virtuous or godly person; a saint
  2. (honorific) the emperor
  3. a sage
  4. an expert; someone distinguished in their field
  5. a virtuous or high-ranking Buddhist priest or monk
  6. a Buddhist priest or monk in general
  7. a monk who has gone into seclusion for purposes of asceticism and spiritual enlightenment
  8. a monk who has adopted an itinerant lifestyle for purposes of asceticism andspiritual enlightenment, supporting themselves by gathering alms and food contributions; by extension, an itinerant preacher monk from Mount Kōya
  9. (euphemistic) alternate name for 清酒 (seishu, refined sake)
  10. a textile peddler (from the resemblance to itinerant 高野聖 (Kōya hijiri) Buddhist preachers who would carry everything on their backs)
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sinitic .

Adjectival noun[edit]

(-nari inflection, hiragana せい, romaji sei)

  1. holy, sacred

Noun[edit]

(hiragana せい, romaji sei)

  1. a saint; a holy person
  2. holiness, sacredness
  3. (euphemistic) alternate name for 清酒 (seishu, refined sake)

Etymology 3[edit]

Translation of English saint, from Latin sanctus.

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana せい, romaji sei)

  1. (Catholicism) prefix added to the names of saints

Etymology 4[edit]

Jukujikun.

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana たかし, romaji Takashi)

  1. A male given name

Etymology 5[edit]

Jukujikun.

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana さとし, romaji Satoshi)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seong) (hangeul , revised seong, McCune-Reischauer sŏng, Yale seng)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin shèng (sheng4), Wade-Giles sheng4)

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Compounds[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ sèng)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thánh, tường)

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