KANJI: SEN chi (thousand)

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Character Etymology:

A combination of person and one. Possibly partly for phonetic reasons; however in ancient times the character for body had symbolized a thousand, and adding a second horizontal stroke represented two thousand, and so on.

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

on-yomi: SEN
kun-yomi: chi

Nanori Readings:

Nanori: kazu yuki

English Definitions:

  1. SEN, chi: thousand; many.

Character Index Numbers:

New Nelson: 599
Henshall: 47

Unicode Encoded Version:

Unicode Encoded Compound Examples:

(senninriki): the strength of one thousand men.
(senen): thousand yen.
(gosen): five thousand.

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Thou"sand (?), n. [OE. þousend, þusend, AS. þ&umac;send; akin to OS. th&umac;sundig, th&umac;sind, OFries. thusend, D. duizend, G. tausend, OHG. tsunt, dsunt, Icel. þ&umac;sund, þ&umac;shund, Sw. tusen, Dan. tusind, Goth. þ&umac;sundi, Lith. tukstantis, Russ. tuisiacha; of uncertain origin.]

1.

The number of ten hundred; a collection or sum consisting of ten times one hundred units or objects.

2.

Hence, indefinitely, a great number.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand. Ps. xci. 7.

⇒ The word thousand often takes a plural form. See the Note under Hundred.

3.

A symbol representing one thousand units; as, 1,000, M or CI.

 

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Thou"sand, a.

1.

Consisting of ten hundred; being ten times one hundred.

2.

Hence, consisting of a great number indefinitely.

"Perplexed with a thousand cares."

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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