紳: member of gentry

 

紳 [绅] shēn


: member of gentry
: girdle; tie, bind

Kun Reading
none applicable

On Reading

シン shin

 Usage:

紳[绅]士 shen1shi4: gentleman
[紳士 | しんし shinshi: gentleman]

紳士們 [绅士们] shen1shi4 men: gentlemen
紳[绅]士身分 shen1shi4 shen1fen1: gentlemanship

豪紳[绅] hao2shen1: local despot
鄉紳 [乡绅] xiang1shen1: a scholar or government official living in one’s village; a village gentleman; squire

大鄉紳 [大乡绅] da4 xiang1shen1: thane

二流鄉紳 [二流乡绅] er4liu2 xiang1shen1: duniwassal (A gentleman of the Scottish Highlands)



Japanese common word | expression | yojijukugo 四字熟語 | idiom
紳士淑女 | しんししゅくじょ shinshi shukujo
: (yoji) ladies and gentlemen

貴顕紳士 | きけんしんし kiken shinshi
: (yoji) gentlemen of (high) eminence; notables; dignitaries

貴顕紳商 | きけんしんしょう kiken shinshou
: (yoji) merchant prince



Chinese expression | chengyu 成語 | idiom
土豪劣紳[绅] tu3hao2 lie4 shen1
: local bosses, shady gentry; dominant local mafia

 Etymology:
形声 Pictophonetic.
(si1: silk radical 120) suggests the meaning while
(shen1: to extend) provides the sound.



簡體 Simplified.
绅. Derived from generic radical simplification #4 (糹 » 纟).



 Examples:
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