采女

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Chinese[edit]

allotment to a feudal noble; affairs; gather female; woman
simp. and trad.
(采女)

Etymology[edit]

  • Literally: chosen + 女 lady, female person
    In the Han Dynasty, palace girls were selected from the populace. As time passed, this term gradually came to refer to any generic lady-in-waiting or palace girl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

采女

  1. (archaic) lady-in-waiting