TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

 + . Literally a woman who entertains with an ability.

Han characterEdit

(radical 38 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 女十水 (VJE), four-corner 44447, composition)

  1. prostitute
  2. woman who entertains

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 256, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6083
  • Dae Jaweon: page 520, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1029, character 17
  • Unihan data for U+5993

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

‎(Jyutping gei6, Yale gei6)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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CompoundsEdit

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese ‎(female entertainer).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana , romaji gi)

  1. female entertainer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

‎(Pinyin (ji4), Wade-Giles chi4)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, đĩ, kỹ)

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