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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 38 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 女尸中中 (VSLL), X女尸中中 (XVSLL), four-corner 41417, composition)

  1. beauty
  2. imperial concubine
  3. surname

Alternative formsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 260, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6229
  • Dae Jaweon: page 526, character 21
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1043, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+59EB

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Jyutping can2, Yale chan2)

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ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

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KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Japanese. Originally /hi1me1/. *[pime] → [ɸime] → [hime]. Compound of (hi, sun) +‎ (me, woman). The male equivalent is (hiko).

NounEdit

(hiragana ひめ, romaji hime)

  1. (euphemistic) a woman
  2. a noblewoman, a lady, a princess
  3. (slang) in the Kyōto and Ōsaka areas, a prostitute
  4. short for 姫糊 (himenori), a kind of starch glue made from boiled-down rice

PrefixEdit

(hiragana ひめ, romaji hime-)

  1. prefix expressing cuteness or smallness

Derived termsEdit

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(hui) (hangeul , revised hui, McCune-Reischauer hŭi, Yale huy)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Pinyin (ji1), Wade-Giles chi1)

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