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U+96CC, 雌
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-96CC

[U+96CB]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+96CD]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 172, +5, 13 strokes, cangjie input 卜一心人土 (YMPOG), four-corner 20114, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1366, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41998
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1871, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4098, character 18
  • Unihan data for U+96CC

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Chu Slip and silk script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
雌-silk.svg 雌-seal.svg 雌-bigseal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*saːls, *sjaːl, *seːs
*ʔsreːʔ, *ʔseʔ, *sʰeʔ, *ʔsreʔ
*zreː
*zreː
*zreː, *ʔseʔ, *ze
*zreːs
*zraːds
*zraːds, *slɯːɡ
*ʔseː, *zeːʔ, *ʔseʔ
*sʰeːʔ, *sʰeʔ
*sʰeːʔ, *sʰeʔ, *ze
*sʰeːʔ
*zeːʔ, *ʔse
*zeːs, *zes
*ʔse
*ʔse
*ʔse
*ʔse, *ʔseʔ
*ʔse, *ze
*ʔse, *sʰe
*ʔse, *sʰe, *ze
*ʔse, *ʔse, *ʔseʔ
*ʔseʔ
訿 *ʔseʔ
*ʔseʔ
*ʔseʔ
*sʰe
*sʰeʔ
*sʰeʔ, *seʔ
*sʰes
*ze
*ze, *zes
*ze, *zes
*ze
*ʔsre

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (14)
Final () (11)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡sʰiᴇ/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡sʰiɛ/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰjɛ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡sʰiə̆/
Li
Rong
/t͡sʰie/
Wang
Li
/t͡sʰǐe/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡sʰie̯/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 1721
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*sʰe/

Definitions[edit]

  1. (formal) female (describing animals and plants)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Commonly used for animals and plants to mean "female" in academic contexts, less commonly used in non-academic contexts (use "" instead), and not used for humans (use "" instead). For example:
    母雞 / 母鸡  ―  mǔjī  ―  hen
    母牛  ―  mǔniú  ―  cow

Antonyms[edit]

  • (xióng, “male”)

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Kanji in this term
めす
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Noun[edit]

(hiragana めす, rōmaji mesu)

  1. female (non-human)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ja) (hangeul , revised ja, McCune–Reischauer cha, Yale ca)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thư)

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