xiān

  1. xiān noun an immortal
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Mythology 神话
    Notes: A celestial being, especially a Taoist immortal (Guoyu '仙' n 1; Kroll '仙' 1, p. 492; NCCED '仙' 1, p. 1750; Unihan '仙'; XHZD '仙', p. 811; Yu, Anthony C. tr. 2012, The Journey to the West, p. 116, ch. 2)
  2. xiān adjective transcendent
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Of celestial beauty of character (Guoyu '仙' adj 3; Kroll '仙' 1a, p. 492; Unihan '仙')
  3. xiān adjective floating / ascending
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '仙' 2, p. 492)
  4. xiān noun a sage
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: ṛṣi (FGDB '仙人'; Kroll '仙' 3, p. 492; SH '仙', p. 166)
  5. xiān noun a master / someone exceeding at a skill
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 剑仙 master swordsman (Guoyu '仙' n 2; NCCED '仙' 2, p. 1750)
  6. xiān proper noun Xian
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '仙' n 3)
  7. xiān adjective celestial
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 神仙的 (Guoyu '仙' adj 1)
  8. xiān adverb deceased
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A polite term (Guoyu '仙' adv)

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