BREAST  乳房

PAIR of BODY PARTS on the CHEST of WOMEN.
Taxonoymy

UDDER

NIPPLE

Kind Of

N/A

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The standard term for the breast is apparently rǔ 乳, but since the breast of the woman was exceedingly rarely referred to in the non-excavated literature, it is hard to be sure whether the word was not something of a taboo in dignified discourse. Only Zhuangzi breaks the taboo. See NIPPLE.

Modern Chinese Criteria

乳房

奶子

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

BUCK 1988 A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages 4.40

BUCK 1988 A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages 4.41

DIFFERENTIAE I De differentiis 382

372. Ex Etymolog. lib. XI, cap. 1.

Ibid. In Editione Grialii erat mammillas. [AREV.]

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372. Inter Mamillas et mammas, et ubera. Mamillae virorum sunt, mammae mulierum, ubera pecorum [ Al., pecudum]. Papillae autem sunt nuclea summa mammarum, quae sugentes comprehendunt.

DOEDERLEIN 1840 Lateinische Synonyme und Etymologien

BREAST

mamma refers to the visible breast as a fleshy part of the body, mostly of females.

uber refers to nourishing breast as filled with milk, which is only found in the femal body.

IORDANSKAJA 1996 A Russian-English Collocational Dictionary of the Human Body 102

REY 2005 Dictionnaire culturel en langue francaise 4.667

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 2

Attributions by text

  • 莊子 : 1
  • 百喻經 : 1

Words

   rǔ OC: njoʔ MC: ȵi̯o 2 Attributions

The standard term for the breast is rǔ 乳.

  • n(women's or men's) breast; animal's udder
   nǎi OC: mrleelʔ MC: ɳɣɛ 0 Attributions
  • nbreasts; milk of breasts

Existing SW for

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