CONCUBINE  

FEMALE MATE who is NOT a WIFE.
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See also

WIFE

Kind Of

MATE

Old Chinese Criteria

Fēi 妃 (ant. wáng 王 "king") refers to a royal concubine.

黄金貴:古漢語同義詞辨釋詞典

HUANG JINGUI 2006

HUMAN AFFAIRS 小妻。

妾,總稱。

媵,媵婚制下特指隨嫁的侄女(姪)、妹妹(娣);漢以後變為妾,常與 “ 妾 ” 、 “ 婢 ” 連用。

娣,媵婚制後,泛指相當妾的陪嫁女子,常指幼妾。

姬,豪門大戶有色藝或得寵的妾。

嬙、嬪、御,宮中女官,同為天子妾,地位由高到低。

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 25
  • nt : 10
  • NP : 7
  • npost-N : 2
  • vtoN : 2
  • n+Npr : 2
  • n(post-N) : 1
  • nadV : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 14
  • 春秋左傳 : 12
  • 禮記 : 5
  • 戰國策 : 4
  • 管子 : 3
  • 孟子 : 2
  • 史記 : 2
  • 論衡 : 2
  • 墨子 : 1
  • 莊子 : 1
  • 說苑 : 1
  • 呂氏春秋 : 1
  • 韓詩外傳 : 1
  • 祖堂集 : 1

Words

   qiè OC: skheb MC: tshiɛp 24 Attributions

Qiè 妾 (ant. fū 夫 "husband") refers to the concubine.

  • n+Nprconcubine Npr
  • nconcubine
  • nadVreference=objectlike a concubine
  • vtoNcausativecause to become a concubine
  • vtoNobject=recipientprovide a concubine for
  • npost-Nconcubine
   fēi OC: phɯl MC: phɨi 11 Attributions

Fēi 妃 (ant. wáng 王 "king") refers to a royal concubine.

  • ntimperial female companion
  • n(post-N)the concubine of the contextually determinate N
   jī OC: klɯ MC: kɨ 3 Attributions
  • nZUO: (distinguished) member of the harem
   dì OC: liilʔ MC: dei 3 Attributions

Dì 娣 and 媵 refer to younger sisters who follow along with their elder sisters marrying their elder sister's husband as secondary wives.

  • nZUO: younger sister of the main wife who has married the same man as a secondary wife or concubine
側室   cè shì OC: skrɯɡ qhljiɡ MC: ʈʂɨk ɕit 3 Attributions
  • NPnon-main wife; collateral
僕妾   pú qiè OC: booɡ skheb MC: buk tshiɛp 2 Attributions
  • NPconcubine
嬪御   pín yù OC: bin ŋas MC: bin ŋi̯ɤ 2 Attributions
  • NPpluralconcubines of the Son of Heaven; imperial concubines;
   qiáng OC: sɡaŋ MC: dzi̯ɐŋ 1 Attribution
  • nconcubine of lesser rank
   pèi OC: phɯɯls MC: phuo̝i 1 Attribution

Pèi 配 refers to a ducal or royal or imperial female companion.

  • nrare and elevated, imperial mate; female ducal companion
   guī OC: kʷee MC: kei 0 Attributions
  • nfigurativeconcubine
   sì OC: sɢlɯʔ MC: zɨ 0 Attributions
  • nZUO: elder sister who, along with her younger sister, has got married off to the same man
   yìng OC: lɯŋs MC: jɨŋ 0 Attributions

Dì 娣 and yìng 媵 refer to younger sisters who follow along with their elder sisters marrying their elder sister's husband as secondary wives.

  • nsubsidiary wives or concubines that follow along with the main woman one is marrying
偏房   piān fáng OC: phen baŋ MC: phiɛn bi̯ɐŋ 0 Attributions
  • NPminor concubine
妃嬙   fēi qiáng OC: phɯl sɡaŋ MC: phɨi dzi̯ɐŋ 0 Attributions
  • NPpluralconcubines of all sorts, distinguished and less distinguished
   xiǎo OC: smewʔ MC: siɛu 0 Attributions
  • v[adN]N=womaninsignificant (woman)> concubine (according to the Song commentator Zhu Xi on SHI)

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: