Meaning: an older sister
Recognized Reading: シ、あね
姉弟（シテイ）: an older sister and a younger brother
長姉（チョウシ）: the eldest sister
義姉（ギシ）: an older sister-in-law (the wife of one’s older brother)
兄姉（ケイシ）: one’s older brother and older sister
姉（あね）: one’s older sister
姉御（あねご） : a woman boss, the wife of a gang leader
姉婿（あねむこ）: the husband of an older sister
Unofficial but common reading:
お姉さん（おねえさん）: an older sister
姉や（ねえや）: a maid, a nanny
The current form of #姉 is made of #おんなへん（女、female) and 市 (market, city) but its original form was 姊 and the right side (つくり) of this character means “upper,” so altogether the upper female. That makes sense for an older sister, doesn’t it?
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