(of taste) hot or pungent
eighth in order
eighth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1]
letter "H" or roman "VIII" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc
ancient Chinese compass point: 285°
lit. cut sleeve (idiom); fig. euphemism for homosexuality, originating from History of Western Han 漢書|汉书: emperor Han Aidi (real name Liu Xin) was in bed with his lover Dong Xian, and had to attend a court audience that morning. Not wishing to awaken Dong Xian, who was sleeping with his head resting on the emperor's long robe sleeve, Aidi used a knife to cut off the lower half of his sleeve.