storehouse; depository; Buddhist or Taoist scripture; Zang; Tibet; to hide away; to conceal; to harbor; store; accumulate
|simp. and trad.
From 西 (xī, “west”) and 藏 (Zàng), the latter a transcription of Tibetan གཙང (gtsang, “a region in Tibet encompassing Gyantse and Shigatse”). Using this word to refer to Tibet in general was fairly recent [from 20th century].
- Cantonese (Jyutping): sai1 zong6
- Hakka (Sixian, PFS): Sî-chhông
- Min Dong (BUC): Să̤-câung
- Min Nan (POJ): Se-chōng
- Wu (Wiktionary): xi zaan (T1)
- Min Dong
- Min Nan