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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲) Originally . The upper part is the semantic part, and is shaped like twinkling stars. The lower part is the phonetic part.

Han character[edit]

(radical 72 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 日竹手一 (AHQM), four-corner 60104, composition)

  1. a star, planet
  2. any point of light
  3. shorthand for Singapore (星加坡)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 492, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13837
  • Dae Jaweon: page 855, character 22
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1500, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+661F

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping sing1, Yale sing1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. star

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese. Possibly cognate with Korean (byeol, star) and Manchu ᡠᠰᡳᡥᠠ (usiha, star).

/posi/ > /ɸosi/ > /hoɕi/

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ほし, romaji hoshi)

  1. A star.
  2. (tarot): The Star; the seventeenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.

Coordinate terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana ほし, romaji Hoshi)

  1. A surname​.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seong)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[]] (revised: seong, McCune-Reischauer: sŏng, Yale: seng)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: byeol, McCune-Reischauer: byŏl)

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin xīng (xing1), Wade-Giles hsing1)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tinh)