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つま, , 夫, 具
Only 妻
1. wife
Only 夫, Archaism
2. my dear, dear, honey
Usually in kana
3. garnish (esp. one served with sashimi)
4. embellishment
そばめ, 側女, 側,
See 妾・めかけ, Usually in kana, dated term
1. mistress, kept woman, concubine
Archaism, orig. meaning
2. close female servant
, さい
See 妻・つま・1
one's wife
, , つま
1. edge, tip, end
See 妻壁
2. gable wall
See 切妻・1
3. gable
, 女, , 牝, め
Noun, used as a prefix, Noun, used as a suffix, See 雄・お・1
1. female
See 雌滝
2. smaller (of the two), weaker
3. woman
4. wife
1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
3. but, however, still, and
after the volitional form of a verb
4. regardless of, whether (or not)
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