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- (ancient China) The title of one type of lady-in-waiting. During the Zhou Dynasty, this position was thought to be responsible for protocol and etiquette, changing during the Han Dynasty to handle the records of the inner palace.
- (ancient Japan) The title of one type of lady-in-waiting under the Ritsuryō system.
- Generic honorific suffix for women: Ms. / Miss / Mrs.