圣 (聖) shèng

  1. shèng adjective divine / holy / sacred / ārya
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Religion
    Notes: In a Buddhist context translates ārya (BL 'ārya'; BCSD '聖'; Giles 1892 '聖')
  2. shèng adjective clever / wise / shrewd / alert
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 圣 has the same meaning as 乖觉 (Guoyu '聖' adj 1)
  3. shèng noun a master / an expert
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, chess master 棋圣 (FGDB '聖'; Guoyu '聖' n 2)
  4. shèng noun a sage / a wise man / a saint
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Religion
    Notes: In this sense 圣 has the same meaning as 圣人; in a Buddhist context, this translates the Sanskrit term ārya (BL 'ārya'; BCSD '聖'; FGDB '聖'; Guoyu '聖' n 1; MW 'ārya').
  5. shèng adjective noble
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 君主的 (Guoyu '聖' adj 2)

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