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U+59BE, 妾
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-59BE

[U+59BD]
CJK Unified Ideographs 妿
[U+59BF]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 38 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 卜廿女 (YTV), four-corner 00404, composition)

  1. concubine

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 257, character 39
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6147
  • Dae Jaweon: page 523, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1040, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+59BE

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
妾-oracle.svg 妾-bronze.svg 妾-bigseal.svg 妾-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*sreːb, *sreb
*sraːb
*sraːb
*ʔseb
*ʔseb
*ʔseb
*ʔseb, *sʰeb
*sʰeb
*sʰeb
*sʰeb

Pictogram (象形) – a woman with a headdress. Cognate to with on top. However, modern form is graphically  +  – the headdress has simplified to 立, rather than 辛.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (14)
Final () (155)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡sʰiᴇp̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡sʰiɛp̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰjæp̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡sʰiap̚/
Li
Rong
/t͡sʰiɛp̚/
Wang
Li
/t͡sʰĭɛp̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡sʰi̯ɛp̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
qie
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
qiè
Middle
Chinese
‹ tshjep ›
Old
Chinese
/*[tsʰ]ap/
English concubine

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 10467
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*sʰeb/

Definitions[edit]

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Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. concubine

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cheop) (hangeul , revised cheop, McCune-Reischauer ch'ŏp)

  1. 작은마누라 (jagEun-manura) concubine

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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