形声

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 形聲.
(This term, 形声, is the simplified form of 形聲.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: 2
せい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 形聲 ‎(heng syeng, literally form, shape + sound).

The kan'on, so likely a borrowing from later in the history of Middle Chinese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

形声 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 形聲, hiragana けいせい, romaji keisei)

  1. One of the types of Han characters, containing those characters comprising a part that indicates the meaning, and a part that indicates the pronunciation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, ISBN 4469021067