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Meaning of 妾

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Pinyin: qiè
English Definition: concubine; I, your servant (deprecatory self-reference for women)
Chinese Definition:
①旧时男人娶的小老婆。
②谦辞,旧时女人自称:妾身。贱妾。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A woman branded as a slave
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ xīn ] bitter; toilsome, laborious; 8th heavenly stem
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
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Example Words
妻妾 qiè wives and concubines (of a polygamous man); harem
纳妾 qiè to take a concubine
臣妾 chén qiè (literary) I, your servant (self-appellation of a lower-rank female); (archaic) male and female slaves; subjects (of a ruler)
姬妾 qiè concubine
侍妾 shì qiè concubine
More: 妾* | *妾 | *妾*
Example Sentences
1
His concubine, who lived in Shechem, also bore him a son, whom he named Abimelech.
2
使
And I took my concubine, and cut her in pieces, and sent her throughout all the country of the inheritance of Israel: for they have committed lewdness and folly in Israel.
3
I will bring them out to you now, and you can use them and do to them whatever you wish. But to this man, don't do such a disgraceful thing.
4
便
So the man took his concubine and sent her outside to them, and they raped her and abused her throughout the night, and at dawn they let her go.
5
Emperors and warlords often had numerous concubines as well as wives.Their successors were often not the first son from their first wife but sometimes their most able son from a concubine.