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ㄋㄧㄝˋ [nie4. [Pop. var. ]Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
N(1)  A wicked demon.
(2)  Son born of a concubine: 孤臣子 a minister without support at court and a concubine-born prince fallen from grace, sometimes used of s.o. nobly espousing a lost cause.
(3)  Seed of evil: 作,造 do misdeeds, be the seed of evil, bring disaster down upon oneself or others, sow the seeds of destruction;
天作,猶可為,自作,不可活 if disasters come from nature, s.t. can be done to counter them;
but if they are of one's own making, one is done for.
Words1.障 [nie4zhang4], n., retribution for evil one has committed; wicked children born to one for evils one is supposed to have committed, (var. 業障); (Budd.) karmic obstruction.