too (much); very; extremely; highest; greatest
|grandmother; matron; mother-in-law|
|simp. and trad.
- (literary) paternal grandmother
- (dialectal) great-grandmother [Qing–]
- (dialectal Mandarin, including Henan, Sichuan, honorific) elderly lady
- (Changsha Xiang) female brothel keeper; bawd; procurer
In most regions, it usually refers to the mother of one's paternal grandfather. In Cantonese, some people use this exclusively for the mother of one's maternal grandparent and use 太嫲 for the mother of one's paternal grandparent.