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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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping sit3, Yale sit3)

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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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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin xiè (xie4), Wade-Giles hsieh4)

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