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char. (old term) concubine; I, me (self-reference used by ancient women)
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
jiàn qiè
n. a self-reference among women of ancient times
zài gǔ dài nán rén ké yí qǔ qiè
phr. In ancient times, men are allowed to have concubines.
qiè shēn wèi míng
phr. (said by an unmarried woman in ancient times) my humble status is undefined (meaning "I do not know who my husband will be")