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Archer

shè shǒu
i te / sha shu
Archer Vertical Wall Scroll

射手 means archer, shooter, or marksman in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Depending on context, it can also mean "goal getter" in Chinese. This would also be the word for bowman.

射手 is kind of modern in Asia, meaning that it's only been in use for a few hundred years. However, the more ancient version of archer is often not even recognized by the current generation of Chinese and Japanese people.

The first character means "shoot" or "fire" (in the context of a gun or bow). It's also a suffix for radioactive things (in the context of chemistry) - radioactive things "fire off" electrons. In Japanese, that first Kanji is a short name and suffix for archery.

The second character means "hand" but hand can also mean a person, in the same way, that "farmhand" is a person in English.

Archer

Ancient title for Archer
yì rén
yokujin
Archer Vertical Wall Scroll

弋人 is the ancient way to write archer in both Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

If you carried a bow into battle in an army of ancient Asia, this would be your title.

Note: 弋人 is an antiquated term that is rarely used in modern Chinese, Korean or Japanese. Beyond archer, this can also mean a ceremonial hunter in Japanese.


Note: This title is so old, that most Asian people will not recognize this as a normal word. It has not been in regular use for many generations.

Archer

Modern Chinese Version
gōng jiàn shǒu
Archer Vertical Wall Scroll

弓箭手 is how to write "archer" in modern Chinese.

弓箭手 mean "bow arrow hand."

There are other ways to write "archer" in Chinese, but this is probably the most common title for modern China. The other, less-common version of archer, is also more universal, in that it has the same meaning in Japanese (this one is not used in Japan).

Bajutsu

ba ju tsu
Bajutsu Vertical Wall Scroll

馬術 (Bajutsu) is a Japanese form of military equestrianism.

Bajutsu involves techniques of swordsmanship, tactical advance, archery and even the care of horses.

Alert / On Guard / Lingering Mind

Zanshin
zan shin
Alert / On Guard / Lingering Mind Vertical Wall Scroll

残心 is a Japanese Kanji word meaning: continued alertness; unrelaxed alertness; remaining on one's guard; lingering mind, being prepared for a counterstrike. This context is used in martial arts, which is probably why you are looking up this word.

In archery and golf, it can be the follow-through.

In the context of love and relationships, it can be: lingering affection; attachment; regret; regrets; reluctance.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

残心

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 zanshin / ざんしん
Alert / On Guard / Lingering Mind Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) continued alertness; unrelaxed alertness; remaining on one's guard; being prepared for a counterstroke; (2) follow-through (e.g. in archery); (3) (orig. meaning) lingering affection; attachment; regret; regrets; reluctance

see styles
péng / peng2
p`eng / peng
 azuchi / あづち
target in archery
mound on which targets are placed (in archery); firing mound; (place-name) Azuchi

see styles
shè / she4
she
 sha / しゃ
to shoot; to launch; to allude to; radio- (chemistry)
(1) (See 弓術) archery; (2) mapping; (3) {math} map; morphism; arrow; (personal name) Tsugutoshi
to shoot an arrow

see styles
gōng / gong1
kung
 kyū / ゆみ(P);ゆ;きゅう
a bow (weapon); CL:張|张[zhang1]; to bend; to arch (one's back etc)
(1) (ゆ is usu. a prefix) bow (weapon); (2) (ゆみ only) archery; (3) (ゆみ only) bow (for a violin, etc.); (surname, female given name) Yumi
Dhanus. A bow; a bow's length, i. e. the 4, 000th part of a yojana. Seven grains of wheat 麥 make 1 finger-joint 指節; 24 finger-joints make 1 elbow or cubit 肘; 4 cubits make 1 bow; or 1 foot 5 inches make 1 elbow or cubit: 4 cubits make 1 bow; 300 bows make 1 li; but the measures are variously given.


see styles
huán / huan2
huan
 gen / かん
ring; hoop; loop; (chain) link; classifier for scores in archery etc; to surround; to encircle; to hem in
(1) ring; band; rim; (2) {math;chem} ring; (prefix noun) (3) circum-; (female given name) Tamami
a jade ring or bracelet

六藝


六艺

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liù yì / liu4 yi4
liu i
the Confucian Six Arts, namely: rites or etiquette 禮|礼[li3] (禮儀|礼仪[li3 yi2]), music 樂|乐[yue3] (音樂|音乐[yin1 yue4]), archery 射[she4] (射箭[she4 jian4]), charioteering 御[yu4] (駕車|驾车[jia4 che1]), calligraphy or literacy 書|书[shu1] (識字|识字[shi2 zi4]), mathematics or reckoning 數|数[shu4] (計算|计算[ji4 suan4]); another name for the Six Classics 六經|六经[Liu4 jing1]

出居

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 idei;dei / ide;de / いでい;でい (1) (archaism) sitting outdoors; (2) (See 寝殿造り) room that served both as a reception room and as a living room in a Heian-period mansion; (3) temporary sitting place installed in the garden at the imperial court, used on the occasion of archery or sumo ceremonies; (surname) Dei

勝手

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 katte / かって (noun or adjectival noun) (1) one's own convenience; one's way; selfishness; (2) surroundings; environment; way of doing things; (3) convenience; ease of use; (4) financial circumstances; living; livelihood; (5) (See 台所・1) kitchen; (6) right hand (in archery); hand that pulls the bowstring; (prefix noun) (7) unauthorised (e.g. phone app, WWW site); unofficial; (surname) Katsute

安土

see styles
ān tǔ / an1 tu3
an t`u / an tu
 ando / やすど
mound on which targets are placed (in archery); firing mound; (surname) Yasudo
dwell contentedly on one's own native soil

射儀

see styles
 shagi / しゃぎ archery ceremony; ceremony related to archery

射場

see styles
 shajou;iba / shajo;iba / しゃじょう;いば (1) archery range; archery ground; (2) (しゃじょう only) (See 射撃場・しゃげきじょう) shooting range; firing range; shooting gallery; (3) (いば only) position where an archer is standing; (4) (See 発射場・はっしゃじょう) launch site (e.g. for rockets, missiles, etc.); (surname) Matoba

射法

see styles
shè fǎ / she4 fa3
she fa
 shahō / しゃほう
archery
archery

射箭

see styles
shè jiàn / she4 jian4
she chien
archery; to shoot an arrow

射芸

see styles
 shagei / shage / しゃげい archery

射藝

see styles
 shagei / shage / しゃげい archery

射術


射术

see styles
shè shù / she4 shu4
she shu
 shajutsu / しゃじゅつ
(See 弓術,射芸) archery
archery

弓具

see styles
 kyuugu / kyugu / きゅうぐ things used in archery

弓場

see styles
 yunba / ゆんば (archaism) archery ground; archery gallery; (surname) Yunba

弓庭

see styles
 yuminiwa / ゆみにわ (archaism) archery ground; archery gallery; (surname) Yuminiwa

弓術

see styles
 kyuujutsu / kyujutsu / きゅうじゅつ (noun - becomes adjective with の) (Japanese) archery

弓道

see styles
 kyuudou / kyudo / きゅうどう (Japanese) archery; (place-name) Yudou

弓馬

see styles
 kyuuba / kyuba / きゅうば archery and horsemanship; (surname) Yumima

押手

see styles
 oshite / おして (1) (archaism) seal; stamp; (2) depressing the string of a zither with one's left hand; (3) (in archery) left hand; (4) obstinacy; stubbornness; (place-name, surname) Oshite

洋弓

see styles
 youkyuu / yokyu / ようきゅう (1) (See アーチェリー) (Western) archery; (2) Western-style bow

的場

see styles
 matoba / まとば (See 的・まと) target area (e.g archery); range (e.g. rifle, firing); (surname) Motoba

皆中

see styles
 kaichuu / kaichu / かいちゅう {sports} hitting all the targets (archery)

矢取

see styles
 yatori / やとり (irregular okurigana usage) arrow collector (at an archery range); collecting arrows; (surname) Yatori

矢場

see styles
 yaba / やば (1) archery range; (2) (See 楊弓場) brothel (covering up as an archery range); (place-name, surname) Yaba

矢庭

see styles
 yaniwa / やにわ (archaism) archery range; (surname) Yaniwa

薬煉

see styles
 kusune / くすね boiled pine pitch and oil (traditionally used as a glue in archery, etc.)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Archer射手i te / sha shu
ite / shashu
shè shǒu / she4 shou3 / she shou / sheshou
Archer弋人yokujinyì rén / yi4 ren2 / yi ren / yireni jen / ijen
Archer弓箭手gōng jiàn shǒu
gong1 jian4 shou3
gong jian shou
gongjianshou
kung chien shou
kungchienshou
Bajutsu馬術ba ju tsu / bajutsu
Alert
On Guard
Lingering Mind
残心zan shin / zanshin



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