Radical and Phonetic
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TeoChew Phonetic
Chinese Definitions
姒 <名>
(形声。从女,以声。本义:古代兄弟之妻年长者)
同本义。古以兄妻为姒,弟妻为娣;相谓亦曰姒。弟妻称兄妻为姒 [wife of husband's elder brother]
娣妇谓长妇为姒妇。――《尔雅·释亲》
吾不以妾为姒。――《左传·成公十一年》。注:“昆弟之妻,相谓为姒。”
少妇谓长妇曰姒,言其先来已所当法似也。――《释名·释亲属》
又如:姒娣(妯娌);姒妇(古代弟之妻称兄之妻为姒妇)
古代同夫诸妾称长者曰姒,幼者曰娣 [(of sisters who married same husband) the elder one]
女子同出,谓先生为姒,后生为娣。――《尔雅·释亲》。郭璞注:“同

姒sì〈古〉弟妻称兄妻:娣~(妯娌)。
English Definitions
wife of elder brother
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