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ChineseEdit

female; woman; daughter
 
child; son; (noun suffix)
child; son; (noun suffix); small thing; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch; 11 pm-1 am; midnight
simp. and trad.
(女子)
anagram 子女

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/1
Initial () (12) (13)
Final () (22) (19)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɳɨʌX/ /t͡sɨX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɳiɔX/ /t͡sɨX/
Shao
Rongfen
/niɔX/ /t͡sieX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɳɨə̆X/ /t͡sɨX/
Li
Rong
/niɔX/ /t͡siəX/
Wang
Li
/nĭoX/ /t͡sĭəX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ni̯woX/ /t͡siX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex

NounEdit

女子

  1. (formal) woman; female
    女子 / 女子  ―  huà zhōng nǚzǐ  ―  the woman in the painting
  2. (literary or Wanrong Mandarin, Dungan, Jiangxi Hakka) daughter
  3. (literary) virgin girl

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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
じょ
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
kan’on

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女子(じょし) (joshi (historical kana ぢよし)

  1. girl; woman
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of (me, woman) +‎ (ko, child).

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女子(めこ) (meko

  1. wife and child
  2. wife
  3. a female child; girl
  4. a woman

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
おみな
Grade: 1
こ > ご
Grade: 1
Irregular kun’yomi

wominago → ominago.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女子(おみなご) (ominago (historical kana をみなご)

  1. a female child; a girl
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Etymology 4Edit

Kanji in this term
おんな
Grade: 1
こ > ご
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

wonnago → onnago. From earlier 女子 (ominago).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女子(おんなご) (onnago (historical kana をんなご)

  1. a female child; a girl
  2. a woman
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Etymology 5Edit

Kanji in this term
おんな > おな
Grade: 1
こ > ご
Grade: 1
Irregular kun’yomi

wonago → onago. From earlier wonnago.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女子(おなご) (onago (historical kana をなご)

  1. a female child; a girl
    • 1984 February 15, Murakami, Motoka, “(かん)(げい)(かい)の〝()き〞の(まき) [A "Tsuki" at the Welcome Party]”, in ()()()(けん) [Musashi’s Sword], volume 13 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 110:
      お…おなごじゃあ‼めんごいおなごさおるぞ!
      O…Onago jā‼ Mengoi onago sa oru zo!
      A…A girl!! There’s a cute girl here, y’all!
  2. a woman

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

HanjaEdit

女子 (yeoja) (hangeul 여자)

  1. Hanja form? of 여자 (girl).

Oki-No-ErabuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Yoron 女子 (ふなぐ, funagu); Okinawan 女子 (ゐなぐ, winagu); and Japanese 女子 (おなご, onago).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [wunaɡu], [jinaɡu]

NounEdit

女子 (hiragana をぅなぐ, romaji wunagu, alternative reading いぃなぐ, romaji yinagu)

  1. woman, girl

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OkinawanEdit

Kanji in this term
ゐな
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
Alternative spelling

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Yoron 女子 (ふなぐ, funagu), and dialectal Japanese 女子 (おなご, onago).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女子 (hiragana ゐなぐ, rōmaji winagu)

  1. woman, girl
    一人 (ちゅい)女子 (ゐなぐ) (ぐゎー)
    chuiwinagungwā
    an only daughter

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VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

女子

  1. Hán tự form of nữ tử (girl; daughter).

YoronEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Okinawan 女子 (ゐなぐ, winagu), Japanese 女子 (おなご, onago).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女子 (hiragana ふなぐ, romaji funagu, alternative reading をぅなぐ, romaji wunagu)

  1. girl, woman

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