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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

  1. female
  2. feminine
  3. gentle, soft

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.

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)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Commonly used for animals 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”)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Kanji in this term
めす
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana めす, romaji mesu)

  1. female

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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