face; side; surface; aspect; top
|simp. and trad.
According to ancient convention, the most important person in a room would be seated on the north side facing south. All subordinates would therefore be facing north, in deference to the most important person (such as the emperor).
- Cantonese (Jyutping): bak1 min6
- Hakka (Sixian, PFS): pet-mien
- Min Nan (POJ): pak-bīn
- Min Nan