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U+C528, 씨
HANGUL SYLLABLE SSI
Composition: +
Dubeolsik input:T-l

[U+C527]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C529]




씌 ←→ 아

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean ᄡᅵ〮 (Yale: psí).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ssi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ssi
McCune–Reischauer?ssi
Yale Romanization?ssi

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / 에 /

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch and also heightens the next suffixed syllable, unless it is 에.

Noun[edit]

(ssi)

  1. seed, kernel
    Synonyms: 씨앗 (ssiat), 종자(種子) (jongja)
  2. semen
  3. woof, weft
  4. (rare) part of speech
  5. (North Korea, mathematics) prime
    ssisuprime number
    인수분해ssiinsubunhaeprime factorization
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from .

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ssi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ssi
McCune–Reischauer?ssi
Yale Romanization?ssi

Noun[edit]

(ssi) (hanja )

  1. sir or madam, Mr. or Ms.
    안녕하십니까, 찬호?
    Annyeonghasimnikka, Chanhossi?
    How are you, Mr. Chanho?
  2. lineage; surname
Usage notes[edit]

Applying this honorific directly to a surname is considered rude or a way of indicting that the addressee is a social inferior. As a mark of respect, it should follow either the full name or just the given name.

In an organization, using (ssi) means the referent has no job title, and it is not appropriate even when the title is minor.

Higher Equal or lower
With a title Without a title Familiar
Family name 홍 과장
Manager Hong
홍 과장
Manager Hong
Full name 홍길동 과장
Manager Hong Gildong
홍길동 과장
Manager Hong Gildong
홍길동
Mr. Hong Gildong
Given name 길동 과장
Manager Gildong
길동
Gildong
길동
Gildong
No name 과장
Manager

Etymology 3[edit]

Short for 씨발 (ssibal) and 씨팔 (ssipal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ssi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ssi
McCune–Reischauer?ssi
Yale Romanization?ssi

Interjection[edit]

(ssi)

  1. shit
    추워 !A chuwo ssi!Oh shit, it's cold!
Usage notes[edit]

Added at the end of a sentence.