傾城

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: 倾城

Chinese[edit]

 
to overturn; to collapse; to lean; to tend; to incline; to pour out
city walls; city; town
trad. (傾城)
simp. (倾城)

Etymology[edit]

For the figurative senses, see 傾國傾城倾国倾城 (qīngguóqīngchéng).

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

傾城

  1. (literary) to make a city or state collapse

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

傾城

  1. (literary, figuratively, of a woman) drop-dead gorgeous; extremely beautiful (and having the potential of bringing about the downfall of an empire)

Noun[edit]

傾城

  1. (literary, figuratively) drop-dead gorgeous woman; beauty who could drive a man to distraction (and bring about the downfall of an empire)
  2. (literary) the entire city; all over the place

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: S
せい
Grade: 6
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

See the Chinese section.

Noun[edit]

傾城 (hiragana けいせい, rōmaji keisei)

  1. (idiomatic) a very beautiful woman (Compare the English term femme fatale.)
     (けい) (せい) () (じん)
    keisei no bijin
    a castle-toppling beauty
  2. (idiomatic) courtesan

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kōjien, 5th edition, Iwanami Shoten Publishing, Tōkyō.