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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 廿土廿口 (TGTR), 廿廿口 (TTR), four-corner 80605, composition)

  1. good, virtuous, charitable, kind

Etymology[edit]

From ("say a lot") + ("goat" [=offering]), with the implied meaning of "virtuous."

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 197, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3904
  • Dae Jaweon: page 418, character 38
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 660, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5584

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping sin6, Yale sin6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seon) (hangeul , revised seon, McCune-Reischauer sŏn)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin shàn (shan4), Wade-Giles shan4)


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*zhiɛ̌n)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thiện, thiến)