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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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