Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
slithytove

Alpha female


SHOU


JOU


meaning: young lady, daughter

令嬢 == reijou == (noun) (your) daughter, young woman
愛嬢 == aijou == (noun) one's beloved daughter



Left radical is 'woman' (女). The right radical is a character only found in Chinese with a number of different meanings, here being used phonetically to express 'control'. This character originally referred to the woman who controlled a house, and was used as a polite reference to a mother. Over time it became applied chiefly to young women, and daughters instead. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as six (六), a variant of 'well' (井), and clothing (衣), and as a mnemonic: 'Young lady has enough clothes to fill six wells.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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