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Han character

(radical 9 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 人土木戈 (OGDI), four-corner 24241)

  1. serve, attend upon
  2. attendant, servant
  3. samurai

References

  • KangXi: page 101, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 589
  • Dae Jaweon: page 215, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 143, character 17
  • Unihan data for U+4F8D

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale si6)


Japanese

Kanji

(common kanji)

Readings

Noun

(hiragana さむらい, romaji samurai)

  1. Samurai

Verb

See 侍する (じする, jisuru) or 侍る (はべる, haberu)

Compounds


Korean

Hanja

(hangeul 시, revised si, McCune-Reischauer si)


Mandarin

Hanzi

(pinyin shì (shi4), Wade-Giles shih4)

to serve

The very Chinese character rootedly means to serve and to accompany at the same time. Meanwhile, it makes up relative words as follows.

 侍从:shicong, servants of the empiror or officials.
 侍奉:shifeng, to serve.
 侍候:shihou, to serve in a more respectul way with an implication of waiting(侯).
 侍郎:shilang, a title of a sort ancient officials.
 侍弄:shinong, to detail.

Referrence: Comtenporary Chinese Ditionary(Xiandai Hanyu Cidian), Beijing:Commercial press, 1994

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