女性

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Chinese[edit]

female; woman; daughter
 
sex; nature; surname; suffix corresponding to ‑ness or ‑ity
simp. and trad.
(女性)

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女性

  1. (often attributive) female sex; female
  2. woman

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じょ
Grade: 1
せい
Grade: 5
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Middle Chinese 女性 (MC ɳɨʌX siᴇŋH, “woman; female + character; gender”).

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Noun[edit]

女性 (hiragana じょせい, rōmaji josei, historical hiragana ぢよせい)

  1. a woman (adult female person)
    • 1993 December 15 [Mar 25 1990], Sasaki, Noriko, どうぶつのおしゃさん [The Veterinarian], volume 3 (fiction, in Japanese), 36th edition, Tokyo: Hakusensha, ISBN 4-592-11084-6, page 19:
       (とし) (ごろ) (じょ) (せい) () (ぶん) (ちょう)なんか ()ていていいのだろうか
      Toshigoro no josei ga jibun no chō nanka mite ite ii no darō ka
      Is it okay for a woman of marrying age to look at her own guts?
    • 1999 August 26, “たんじょうてん使 [Angel of Birth]”, in BOOSTER 4 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (じょ) (せい)のおなかに (いのち)宿 (やど)った (こと) ()らせてくれると ()われている。
      Josei no onaka ni inochi ga yadotta koto o shirasete kureru to iwarete iru.
      Legend has it that it can tell you when a woman gets with child.
    • 2000 January 27, “アルラウネ [Alraune]”, in Vol.7 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (はな) (なか) (じょ) (せい) (どく) () (ふん)をまき ()らす。 (ちか)づいてはいけない。
      Hana no naka no josei ga doku kafun o makichirasu. Chikazuite wa ikenai.
      A flower-dwelling woman who spreads poisonous pollen. Never get anywhere near her.
  2. (grammar) the feminine gender

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  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.
  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

女性 (yeoseong) (hangeul 여성)

  1. Hanja form? of 여성, “woman”.