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Translingual[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Han character[edit]

(radical 145 +11, 17 strokes, cangjie input 卜土戈女 (YGIV), four-corner 00732)

  1. dirty, ragged
  2. slight, insult, treat with disrespect

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1123, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 34536
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1591, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3109, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+893B

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 心 (16)
Final: 薛
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 私列切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/siᴇt̚/ /si̯ɛt̚/ /siɛt̚/ /siɛt̚/ /siat̚/ /sĭɛt̚/ /sjæt̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
xiè ‹ sjet › /*s-ŋet/ garment next to the body

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
15097 2 /*sŋed/

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Meanings[edit]

  1. (): informal (clothes), casual, everyday
  2. (けがれる): be defiled

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seol) (hangeul , revised seol, McCune-Reischauer sŏl, Yale sel)

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