- The explanation of "童" from Wenlin as follows:
- Originally from 辛 (xīn) 'suffering' and 重 chóng phonetic.
- "A menial, servant; boy or girl under 15 years of age; young, virgin, undefiled -- the seal has not 立 but 辛 a (criminal or of a criminal's family:) slave; 重 ...phonetic slightly abbreviated" --Karlgren.
- Compare 妾 qiè 'concubine'. Ddpy 17:45, 2 March 2011 (UTC)