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|official; government; organ of body||man; person; people|
|simp. and trad.
- (archaic) official
- (archaic) runner in a government office
- (archaic) (form of address used between men)
- (archaic) (term used by servants to address their masters)
- (term used by wives to address their husbands)
The last sense - term used by wives to address their husbands - is the only sense still in use in modern Mandarin.
|Kanji in this term|