shèng holy; sacred; saint

Made up of [ earth; soil radical 32, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]

Note

Represented by 'hand' over 'earth', suggesting divine intervention and hence 'holy'
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses component: chéng (city) dì (earth) guī (jade tablet) guī (jade tablet) hēi (black) jiāng (border) kuài (piece) lǐ (inside) líng (mound) qù (go) sì (Buddhist temple) zài (exist) zhì (to arrive) zhōu (surname Zhou) zǒu (walk) zuò (sit) zuò (seat)
Also uses yòu component: bào (to announce) dù (to pass) duì (right) fà (to send out) fǎn (contrary) hàn (chinese) huān (merry) jí (and) jī (fowl) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) shuāng (pair) yǒu (friend) zé (pool) zhī (to support)

Different tone

shēng (produce) shēng

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