獅子

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Chinese[edit]

lion
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
trad. (獅子)
simp. (狮子)

Etymology[edit]

From  ("lion") +  ("diminutive suffix").

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Noun[edit]

獅子 (classifier , )

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) lion
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Proper noun[edit]

獅子

  1. (astrology, astronomy) Leo

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō

Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese.

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Noun[edit]

獅子 ‎(hiragana しし, katakana シシ, romaji shishi)

  1. a lion, Panthera leo, regarded as king of animals
  2. (by extension from the "king" sense) the Buddha, a Buddha
  3. short for 獅子舞 ‎(shishimai), a traditional Chinese lion dance
  4. short for 獅子頭 ‎(shishigashira), the lion mask traditionally worn for the lion dance
  5. short for 除夜の獅子 ‎(joya no shishi, New Year's lion), a person dressed in costume as for a lion dance who goes door to door begging on New Year's Eve
  6. a guardian statue commonly found outside temples and shrines, often with a komainu statue, the tradition for which is said to have come over from the Korean peninsula

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獅子 ‎(hiragana しし, romaji Shishi)

  1. the name of the lion dance 囃子 ‎(hayashi, musical accompaniment) in various noh and kabuki plays
  2. the first piece of music played in a 伎楽 ‎(gigaku) performance (more commonly spelled 師子)

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

獅子

  1. Hán tự form of sư tử, "lion"