KANJI: SEI SHOU SHIYAU (refined, spirit, ghost, fairy, energy, essence, vitality, semen, excellence, purity, skill)

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Character Etymology:

The character for rice combined with a character meaning "lush growth."

A Listing of All On-Yomi and Kun-Yomi Readings:

on-yomi: SEI SHOU SHIYAU
kun-yomi: kiyo

Nanori Readings:

Nanori: none

English Definitions:

  1. SEI, SHOU: refined, spirit, ghost, fairy, energy, essence, vitality, semen, excellence, skill

Character Index Numbers:

New Nelson: 4411
Henshall: 725

Unicode Encoded Version:

Unicode Encoded Compound Examples:

(musei): wet dream
(yousei): fairy; sprite; elf
(seiren): refining, smelting
(seirei): spirit; soul; ghost
(seiyusho): oil refinery
(seimai): polished rice
(seido): precision, accuracy
(seisou): testicle
(shoujin): concentration; diligence; devotion; purification
(seishin): mind; soul; heart; spirit; intention; psyche
(seishinigaku): psychiatry
(seishi): sperm
or (bushou): indolence; laziness; sloth
(shasei): ejaculation
(seishinbunretsushou): schizophrenia

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Re*fined" (?), a.

Freed from impurities or alloy; purifed; polished; cultured; delicate; as; refined gold; refined language; refined sentiments.

Refined wits who honored poesy with their pens. Peacham.

-- Re*fin"ed*ly (r*fn"d*l), adv. -- Re*fin"ed*ness, n.

 

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