Meaning of 僧

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Pinyin: sēng
English Definition: monk; Sangha, the Buddhist monastic order
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ céng ] already, formerly, once; the past
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Example Words
僧人 sēng rén monk
高僧 gāo sēng a senior monk
僧尼 sēng (Buddhist) monks and nuns
僧俗 sēng laymen; laity
僧多粥少 sēng duō zhōu shǎo lit. many monks and not much gruel (idiom); fig. not enough to go around; demand exceeds supply
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