為人

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See also: 为人

Chinese[edit]

 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
man; person; people
trad. (為人/爲人) /
simp. (为人)
anagram 人為人为

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Verb[edit]

為人

  1. to behave; to conduct oneself

Noun[edit]

為人

  1. one's character or disposition towards others
    為人狡猾還是不要鴻門宴 [MSC, trad.]
    为人狡猾还是不要鸿门宴 [MSC, simp.]
    wéirén jiǎohuá, wǒ kàn nǐ háishì bùyào qù fù nà hóngményàn ba! [Pinyin]
    He is treacherous, so I think you had better not accept his invitation.

Derived terms[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Verb[edit]

為人

  1. for someone; for others' interest

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひととなり
Grade: S Grade: 1
jukujikun
Alternative spellings
爲人 (kyūjitai)
人となり

Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese, first attested in the Nihon Shoki (720 C.E.).

Originally a compound of (hito, man, person) +‎ (to, combining particle) +‎ (nari, shape; disposition; character, in turn from the (れん)(よう)(けい) (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of the verb () (naru, to become).).[1][2][3][4]

The kanji spelling is jukujikun (熟字訓), borrowed from Chinese 為人.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

為人(ひととなり) (hitotonari

  1. personality, character
    Synonym: 人柄 (hitogara)
  2. nature, temperament
    Synonyms: 天性 (tensei), 本性 (honshō, honsei)
  3. (archaic) bodybuild
    Synonyms: 体付き (karada-tsuki), 姿付き (sugata-tsuki), 背恰好 (seikakkō, sekakkō)

Usage notes[edit]

In older texts, this may also be found spelled as , 天性, 天生, and 為性.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 為人”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[1] (in Japanese), 2nd edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000, →ISBN
  2. ^ 為人”, in デジタル大辞泉 (Dejitaru Daijisen)[2] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, updated roughly every four months
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

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