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See also:
U+59EB, 姫
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-59EB

[U+59EA]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+59EC]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 38, +6 in Chinese and Korean, 女+7 in Japanese, 9 strokes in Chinese and Korean, 10 strokes in Japanese, cangjie input 女尸中中 (VSLL) or X女尸中中 (XVSLL), four-corner 41417, composition)

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 260, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6229
  • Dae Jaweon: page 526, character 21
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1043, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+59EB

Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“beauty; imperial concubine; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (woman) + phonetic  (OC *ɡiŋ).

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. cautious; prudent
    Synonyms: 謹慎谨慎 (jǐnshèn)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. princess
  2. concubine
  3. woman

Readings[edit]

From its original form :

In its current form :

Compounds[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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Kanji in this term
ひめ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

⟨pi1 me1 → */pʲimʷe//fime//hime/

From Old Japanese.

Originally a compound of (hi, sun, a prefix or appellation used in reference to the imperial family) +‎ (me, woman).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ひめ, rōmaji hime)

  1. the daughter of a high-ranking person
    1. a noblewoman
    2. a princess
      Synonyms: 王女 (ōjo), 皇女 (kōjo), プリンセス (purinsesu)
  2. (euphemistic) a woman
    Antonym: (hiko)
  3. (regional slang) in the Kyōto and Osaka areas, a prostitute
  4. Short for 姫糊 (himenori): a kind of starch glue made from boiled-down rice

Derived terms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana ひめ, rōmaji hime-)

  1. cute
  2. small

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana ひめ, rōmaji Hime)

  1. a place name
  2. a surname
  3. a female given name

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(hui) (hangeul , revised hui, McCune–Reischauer hŭi, Yale huy)

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