所為

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See also: 所为

Chinese[edit]

actually; place; (nominalisation prefix)
 
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
trad. (所為)
simp. (所为)

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

所為

  1. what one does; behaviour; actions
Derived terms[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Noun[edit]

所為

  1. cause; reason

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 3

Grade: S

From Middle Chinese 所為 (MC ʃɨʌX ɦˠiuᴇ|ɦˠiuᴇH). The goon, so likely the initial borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

所為 (hiragana しょい, rōmaji shoi, historical hiragana しよゐ)

  1. one's deed
  2. cause, reason

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
そ > せ
Grade: 3

Grade: S
Irregular

*/sjoi//ɕoi//ɕei//sei/

Probably a shift from shoi above.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

所為 (hiragana せい, rōmaji sei, historical hiragana せゐ)

  1. cause, reason
Usage notes[edit]

This sei reading is usually written in kana.

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: S
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 所為 (MC ʃɨʌX ɦˠiuᴇ|ɦˠiuᴇH). The kan'on, so likely a later borrowing. Compare modern Min Nan reading só͘-ûi, Hakka só-vì.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

所為 (hiragana そい, rōmaji soi, historical hiragana そゐ)

  1. one's deed

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan