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Information about character(s)

Radical:
Radical Strokes: 6
Total Strokes: 6

Pronunciation

Pinyin: chén
Cantonese: san4
JapaneseKun: OMI KERAI
JapaneseOn: SHIN JIN
Korean: SIN
Vietnamese: thần

Dictionary definitions

Unicode: minister, statesman, official

CE-Dict: state official or subject in dynastic China/"Your Servant", form of address used when speaking to a ruler/to submit oneself to the rule of or acknowledge allegiance to/to serve a ruler as his subject/Kangxi radical 168

21 Century bidirectional dictionary: 1.a courtier; a subject

湘雅醫學專業詞典: minister;ministerial drug

說文解字 - Shuowen: 《臣部》臣 牽也。事君也。象屈服之形。凡臣之屬皆从臣。

康熙字典文字版 【未集下】【臣字部】 臣
〔古文〕𢘑【唐韻】植鄰切【集韻】【韻會】丞眞切,𠀤音辰。事人之稱。【說文】臣,牽也,事君也。象屈服之形。【白虎通】臣者,纏也,勵志自堅固也。【廣韻】伏也。仕於公曰臣,任於家曰僕。【易·序卦】有父子,然後有君臣,有君臣,然後有上下。【詩·小雅】率土之濱,莫非王臣。 又【前漢·王陵傳】陳平謝曰:主臣。【註】文穎曰:惶恐之辭,猶今言死罪。晉灼曰:主,擊也。臣,服也。言其擊服。惶恐之辭。【通雅】發語敬謝之辭,猶主在上,臣在下,自然敬恐也。 又姓。【奇姓通】唐臣悅,著平陳紀。 又【韻補】叶音禪。【道藏歌】躋景西那東,肆覲善因緣。常融無地官,皆是聖皇臣。

CF-Dict: sujets/ministre

Han-De-Dict: Würdenträger (u.E.) (S)/Beamte(r) (u.E.)/Vasall (u.E.)