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 shè shǒu
 i te / sha shu
Archer Scroll

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

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

射手 is modern in Asia, meaning that it's only been in use for a few hundred years. However, the more ancient version of the 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, the first Kanji is a short name and suffix for archery.

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

Archer

Ancient title for Archer

 yì rén
 yokujin
Archer 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 Scroll

弓箭手 is how to write “archer” in modern Chinese.

弓箭手 literally means “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 because it has the same meaning in Japanese (this one is not used in Japan).


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

射手

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shè shǒu
    she4 shou3
she shou
 ide
    いで

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Archer
archer; shooter; marksman; (football etc) striker
archer; shooter; bowman; (surname) Ide

弓兵

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 kyuuhei / kyuhe
    きゅうへい
(1) archer; bowman; bow-wielding soldier; (2) {shogi} crossbow soldier; (personal name) Kyūhei

弓取り

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 yumitori
    ゆみとり
(1) (archaism) archer (esp. a samurai); (2) (archaism) (skilled) archer; bowman; (3) (archaism) dominion of a whole province by a military family; (4) (abbreviation) (See 弓取り式) bow-twirling ceremony at the end of a day of sumo wrestling

ボーマン嚢

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 boomannou / boomanno
    ボーマンのう
Bowman's capsule

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


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