PAIR of BODY PARTS on the CHEST of WOMEN.
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
rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH ／
372. Ex Etymolog. lib. XI, cap. 1.
Ibid. In Editione Grialii erat mammillas. [AREV.]
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.
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.
Attributions by syntactic funtion
Attributions by text
- 莊子 : 1
- 百喻經 : 1
乳 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
嬭 nǎi OC: mrleelʔ MC: ɳɣɛ 0 Attributions
- nbreasts; milk of breasts
Existing SW for
Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: