官人

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Chinese[edit]

official; government; organ of body man; person; people
simp. and trad.
(官人)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

官人

  1. (archaic) to confer the title and position of an official

Noun[edit]

官人

  1. (archaic) official
  2. (archaic) runner in a government office
  3. (archaic) (form of address used between men)
  4. (archaic) (term used by servants to address their masters)
  5. (term used by wives to address their husbands)

Usage notes[edit]

The last sense - term used by wives to address their husbands - is the only sense still in use in modern Mandarin.


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 1

Noun[edit]

官人 (hiragana かんじん, romaji kanjin) (alternate reading hiragana かんにん or つかさびと romaji kan'nin or tsukasabito)

  1. (obsolete) low-ranking government official
  2. (obsolete) public servant