聖人

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See also: 圣人

Chinese[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

 
holy; sacred; saint; sage
man; person; people
trad. (聖人)
simp. (圣人)

Noun[edit]

聖人

  1. sage; wise man
  2. (Christianity) saint
  3. (archaic) the Emperor
  4. (Buddhism) enlightened individual; Buddha; bodhisattva
Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

聖人

  1. (honorific) Alternative name for 孔子 (Kǒngzǐ, “Confucius”).

Pronunciation 2[edit]

 
holy; sacred; saint; sage
man; person; people
trad. (聖人)
simp. (圣人)
alt. forms 聖儂圣侬

Noun[edit]

聖人

  1. (Min Nan, euphemistic) dead person
    聖人 / 圣人 [Min Nan]  ―  chò siàⁿ-lâng [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  to die

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 6
じん
Grade: 1
on’yomi
Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 6
にん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

From (shō, sei, holy; sacred) +‎ (nin, jin, person), from Chinese 聖人

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

聖人 (hiragana しょうにん, rōmaji shōnin, historical hiragana しやうにん)

  1. (Buddhism) a term used to refer to Buddha or a bodhisattva
  2. (Buddhism) an enlightened Buddhist

(alternative reading hiragana せいじん, romaji seijin)

  1. a sage; a wise man
  2. a saint; a holy man
    • 2008 July 16, Nakamura, Hikaru, “その3 もうひとつの楽園パラダイス [Chapter 3: Just Another Paradise]”, in セイント☆おにいさん [Saint☆Young Men], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 6th edition, Tokyo: Kodansha:
      お客様 成人男性2名ですと8千円ですが……
      あ じゃあ その
      ——
      聖人男性2枚で……
      Okyaku-sama seijin dansei ni-mei desu to hachisen-en desu ga……
      A jā sono——
      Seijin dansei ni-mai de……
      It would be 8,000 yen for 2 adult menseijin, sirs……
      Oh, in that case——
      We’d like 2 holy manseijin tickets, please……

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
まさ
Grade: 6

Grade: 1
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Proper noun[edit]

聖人 (hiragana まさと, rōmaji Masato)

  1. A male given name