Taxonomy of meanings for 妻:

  • 妻 qī (OC: tshiil MC: tsʰei) 七稽切 平 廣韻:【齊也七稽切又七計切十 】
    • WIFE
      • n(post-N)main wife of a contextually determinate person; someone's main wife; one's main wife
      • npost-Nmain wife of N
      • n[post-N]one's wife
      • early meaning, specifically royal>CONCUBINE
    • 妻 qì (OC: tshiils MC: tsʰei) 七計切 去 廣韻:【以女妻人又七兮切 】
      • MARRY
        • vt(oN1.)+VtoN2marry N2 to the contextually determinate N1
        • vttoN1.post-vtoN2{OBJ}provide (someone N1) with a wife (often one's own daughter)
        • vtoNpassivebe given a wife in marriage 可妻
        • vtt(oN1.)+N2marry the contextually determinate person N1 off to N2
        • vttoN1:postvtoN2cause to take as a wife> marry (one's daughter N2) off (to someone N1), give away as a wife (one's daughter N2) to (someone N1) 以其女妻之
        • vtoNmarry into (somebody N's family)
        • vttoN1:+vtoN2provide N1 with the wife N2; marry N1 off to N2
        • vtoNN=bridegroommarry off to one's own daughter
        • object lady married to someone else>COPULATE