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女房
Readings
にょうぼう
nyoubou
にょうぼ
nyoubo
にゅうぼう
nyuubou
Out-dated or obsolete kana usage
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
wife (esp. one's own wife)(mon) épouse

Meaning restricted to にょうぼう
Meaning restricted to にゅうぼう
court lady, female court attache, woman who served at the imperial palace

Meaning restricted to にょうぼう
Meaning restricted to にゅうぼう
Archaism
woman (esp. as a love interest)(eigene) Ehefrau, bessere Hälfte, (früher) Hofdame

Kanji
ON: ジョ, ニョ, ニョウKUN: おんな, め
woman, female

ON: ボウKUN: ふさ
tassel, tuft, fringe, bunch, lock (hair), segment (orange), house, room

Example sentences
女房は店員さんより一回り小さい手だ。Parts: 女房 (にょうぼう), 店員 (てんいん), さん, より, 一回り小さい (ひとまわりちいさい), (て)My wife's hands are slightly smaller than the shop assistant's.

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