烈女

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Chinese[edit]

 
ardent; intense; split; crack; rend
female; woman; daughter
simp. and trad.
(烈女)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

烈女

  1. heroine, female martyr
  2. (neo-Confucianism) a woman who commits suicide after her husband or fiancé's death rather than remarry, or who dies preserving her chastity

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
れつ
Grade: S
じょ
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

烈女 ‎(hiragana れつじょ, romaji retsujo)

  1. faithful woman with a strong will
    • 1920, 菊池寛, 真珠夫人:
      瑠璃子 (るりこ)は、昂然 (こうぜん)現代 (げんだい)烈女 (れつじょ) ()つてもいゝやうに、 (うつく)しく (いさ)ましかつた。