コウ, ゴ, きさき

empress, queen, after, behind, back, later

JLPT1 G6 S6 F1583

The relevant seal inscription form is the reverse of the elements combined in (peer through a narrow hole), and thus refers to someone kept out of sight → *empress*; *queen* (← female members of the royal/imperial family, whose quarters were secreted deep within a palace; compare ).

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