殺生

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See also: 杀生

Chinese[edit]

to kill; to murder; to slaughter
 
to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; student; raw
trad. (殺生)
simp. (杀生)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

殺生

  1. to destroy life

Noun[edit]

殺生

  1. destruction of life

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せつ > せっ
Grade: 4
しょう
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

*/setsijau//sessjau//seɕːɔː//seɕːoː/

From Middle Chinese 殺生 (MC ʃˠɛt̚ ʃˠæŋ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

殺生 (-na inflection, hiragana せっしょう, rōmaji sesshō, historical hiragana せつしやう)

  1. cruel, wanton, merciless, heartless
    Synonyms: 惨い (mugoi), 酷い (hidoi), 残酷 (zankoku)

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

殺生 (hiragana せっしょう, rōmaji sesshō, historical hiragana せつしやう)

  1. killing, the destruction of life, butchery, slaughter
  2. cruelty, wantonness, mercilessness, heartlessness

Verb[edit]

殺生する (hiragana せっしょうする, rōmaji sesshō suru, historical hiragana せつしやうする)

  1. to kill, to destroy life, to butcher, to slaughter

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN