The character commonly used in Japanese is 姫 (
U+59EB). Note that the Korean form is written with 𦣝 as the right component, which is the historical form found in the Kangxi Dictionary.
姬 (radical 38, 女+7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 女尸中中 (VSLL), four-corner 41417, composition ⿰女𦣞(GHT) or ⿰女𦣝(K))
- KangXi: page 260, character 23
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6230
- Dae Jaweon: page 526, character 24
- Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 1049, character 15
- Unihan data for U+59EC
Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *klɯ, *lɯ): semantic 女 (“woman”) + phonetic 𦣞.
This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.
- Homophonous with 基 (jī) and already carrying feminine connotations. Probably influenced by 姫 (hime, “princess”).
- imperial concubine
- A surname, used by the ruling family of the House of Zhou
- 姬丹 ― Jī Dān ― Crown Prince Dan (executed by his father Xi, King of Yan for sending Jing Ke to kill Qin Shi Huang)
- (neologism, slang) Synonym of 基 (jī, “gay”), with a feminine connotation
- 搞姬 ― gǎojī ― to engage in lesbian activities
姬 • (hui) (hangeul 희, revised hui, McCune–Reischauer hŭi, Yale huy)
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