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Chinese Notes

Glossary and Vocabulary for The Book of Rites 《禮記》

Contents

  1. Proper Nouns
  2. Glossary

People, places

and other proper nouns

Simplified Traditional Pinyin English
爱同 愛同 ài tóng Ai Tong
哀公 哀公 āigōng Aigong / Lord Ai
安国 安國 Ān Guó
  1. Parthia
  2. Anguo
安居 ānjū
  1. to settle down / to live peacefully
  2. Varsa / Varsā / Vassa / Rains Retreat / Summer Retreat
  3. Anju
安仁 ānrén Anren
安义 安義 ānyì Anyi
ào
  1. Olympic
  2. Austria
  3. mysterious / obscure / profound
白露 Bái Lù White Dew, 15th solar term
八月 bāyuè August / the Eighth Month
北方 Běi Fāng The North
北海 Běi Hǎi Bohai Sea
北门 北門 Běi mén North Gate
北狄 běidí Northern Di
北郊 Běijiāo Beijiao
北岳 北嶽 běiyuè Mt Heng
bǐng third heavenly stem / third in order
苍梧 蒼梧 Cāngwú Cangwu
曾子 céngzǐ Ceng Zi
侧室 側室 cèshì sideroom / concubine
朝天 cháotiān to have an audience with the Emperor / to be presented at court / to look skyward / to look up
chén
  1. Chen
  2. Chen of the Southern dynasties
  3. narrate / tell / old / stale / to state / to display / to explain / to arrange / to exhibit
成王 Chéng Wáng King Cheng of Zhou
成公 chénggōng Chenggong / Lord Cheng
臣子 chénzǐ official in feudal court / subject
驰道 馳道 Chídào Chidao / National Roads
崇礼 崇禮 chónglǐ Chongli
垂拱 chuígǒng Chuigong
春官 chūn guān
  1. Office of Spring
  2. Ministry of Rites
春秋 chūnqiū
  1. Spring and Autumn Period
  2. a person's age
  3. Chunqiu / Annals of Spring and Autumn
  4. spring and autumn
慈惠 Cí Huì Fǎshī Venerable Tzu Hui
大经 大經 Dà Jīng The Mahāpirvāṇa Sūtra / The Nirvāṇa Sūtra
大田 Dài Tián Daejeon
岱宗 Dàizōng Mount Tai
大理 Dàlǐ Dali
大连 大連 Dàlián Dalian
道盛 Dào Shèng Shi Daosheng / Dao Sheng
道立 Dàolì Daoli
道一 dàoyī Daoyi / Mazu Daoyi
大社 dàshè Tashe
大顺 大順 dàshùn Dashun
大同 Dàtóng
  1. Datong
  2. datong / Grand Unity
大武 dàwǔ Dawu / Tawu
大夏 Dàxià Bactria
大祥 dàxiáng Daxiang
大雅 Dàyǎ Daya / Greater Odes
德川 déchuān Tokugawa
帝喾 帝嚳 Dì Kù Di Ku / Emperor Ku
定公 dìnggōng Dinggong / Lord Ding
定日 dìngrì Tingri
地藏 Dìzàng Ksitigarbha / Kṣitigarbha
东海 東海 Dōng Hǎi
  1. East China Sea
  2. Donghae
东门 東門 Dōng mén East Gate
东方 東方 dōngfāng The East / The Orient
东河 東河 dōnghé Donghe / Tungho
东乡 東鄉 Dōngxiāng Dongxiang people / Sarta
东夷 東夷 dōngyí Eastern Barbarians
敦化 dūnhuà Dunhua
二月 èryuè February / the Second Month
方正 Fāngzhèng
  1. clear and square / neat / square
  2. Founder
  3. Fangzheng
féng Feng
gàn
  1. Jiangxi
  2. Gan River
  3. Gan dialect
告子 Gào Zǐ Gao Zi
高宗 Gāozōng
  1. Emperor Gaozong of Song
  2. Emperor Gaozong of Tang
  3. Gaozong
高祖 gāozǔ
  1. Han Gao Zu / Liu Bang
  2. great great grandfather
  3. Gaozu
Ge
gēng seventh heavenly stem / seventh in order
公使 gōngshǐ minister / diplomat performing ambassadorial role in Qing times, before regular diplomatic relations
公事 gōngshì public affairs / official (matters, duties etc)
公子 gōngzǐ son of an official / son of nobility / your son (honorific)
管仲 Guǎn Zhòng Guanzi / Guan Zhong
guǐ tenth heavenly stem / tenth in order
Gǔn
  1. Gun
  2. a giant fish
  3. the father of the emperor Yu
国大 國大 guódà National Assembly of the Republic of China
国风 國風 Guófēng Guofeng / Tunes from the States
汉阳 漢陽 hànyáng Hanyang
镐京 鎬京 Hàojīng Haojing
衡山 héngshān Hengshan / Mount Heng
怀仁 懷仁 huáirén Huairen
黄帝 黃帝 Huáng Dì The Yellow Emperor
皇天 huáng tiān Emperor of Heaven
皇姑 huánggū Huanggu
桓公 huángōng Huangong / Lord Huan
皇天上帝 huángtiān shàngdì huangtian shangdi / the Supreme Ruler
华山 華山 huàshān
  1. Huashan
  2. Huashan
惠子 Huì Zǐ Hui Zi
Ji
加盖 加蓋 jiāgài to seal (with official stamp) / to stamp / fig. to ratify / to put lid on (cooking pot) / to cap / to build an extension or additional storey
监收 監收 jiàn shōu Rent Collector
jiāng
  1. a large river
  2. Yangtze River
  3. Jiang
  4. Jiangsu
  5. Jiang
jiāo
  1. suburbs / outskirts
  2. Jiao
  3. Jiao
交趾 Jiāozhǐ Jiaozhi
嘉善 jiāshàn Jiashan
Jié Emperor Jie
jìn
  1. Shanxi
  2. Jin Dynasty
  3. to move forward / to promote / to advance
近东 近東 jìn dōng Near East
晋国 晉國 Jìn Guó state of Jin
jīng
  1. Beijing
  2. Jing
  3. capital city
jīng
  1. thorns / brambles
  2. the state of Chu / Jing
  3. Jingzhou / Ching-chou
敬身 Jìng Shēn Ding Jing / Jing Shen / Dun Ding / Yan Lin
敬宗 jìngzōng Jingzong
九卿 Jiǔ Qīng Nine Ministers
九月 jiǔyuè September / the Ninth Month
箕子 jīzǐ Jizi
爵位 juéwèi order of feudal nobility
均如 jūnrú Kyunyeo
康王 Kāng Wáng King Kang of Zhou
孔丘 Kǒng Qiū Confucius
孔明 kǒngmíng Kongming / Zhuge Liang
孔子 Kǒngzi Confucius
Emperor Ku
Kuì Kui
Kuí
  1. Kui
  2. Kui Constellation
立春 lì Chūn Start of Spring, first solar term
立冬 lì Dōng Start of Winter, 19th solar term
立秋 lì Qiū Start of Autumn, 13th solar term
立夏 lì Xià Beginning of Summer, seventh solar term
liáng
  1. a bridge
  2. Liang Dynasty
  3. City of Liang
  4. State of Liang
  5. Liang
  6. a beam / rafters
  7. a fishing sluice
  8. to lose footing
  9. State of Liang
  10. a ridge
  11. later Liang
六和 Liù Hé Six Points of Reverent Harmony
六月 liùyuè June / the Sixth Month
礼运 禮運 lǐyùn
  1. The Book of Rites / Classic of Rites
  2. Liyun
  3. Evolution of Rites
lóu
  1. to wear
  2. Lou
  3. Lou
  1. Shandong
  2. Lu
  3. crass
  4. the State of Lu
鲁哀公 魯哀公 lǔ āigōng Lu Aigong / Lord Ai
鲁桓公 魯桓公 lǔ huángōng Lu Huangong / Lord Huan of Lu
鲁昭公 魯昭公 lǔ zhāogōng Lu Zhaogong / Lord Zhao of Lu
鲁庄公 魯莊公 lǔ zhuānggōng Lu Zhuanggong / Lord Zhuang of Lu
鲁君 魯君 Lǔjūn the lord of Lu
论语 論語 Lúnyǔ The Analects of Confucius
罗氏 羅氏 luóshì Roche
mèng
  1. Meng
  2. first month
  3. eldest brother
孟子 Mèng Zǐ
  1. Mencius / Mengzi
  2. Mencius / Mengzi
miáo
  1. sprout / seedling
  2. Miao
  3. Miao
名家 Míng Jiā Logicians School of Thought / School of Names
明清 Míng Qīng Ming and Qing dynasties
明王 Míng Wáng Vidyaraja / Wisdom King
明水 míngshuǐ Mingshui
牧野 Mùyě Muye
南海 Nán Hǎi
  1. South China Sea
  2. Canton / Guangzhou
  3. Southern Ocean
南门 南門 Nán mén South Gate
南岳 Nán Yuè
  1. Hui Si / Nan Yue Hui Si
  2. Mount Heng
  3. Nanyue
南宫 南宮 nángōng Nangong
南蛮 南蠻 nánmán Nanman / Southern Man
南人 nánrén Nanren
南山 nánshān Nanshan / Daoxuan
纽约 紐約 Niǔ Yuē New York
女娲 女媧 Nǚ Wā Nu Wa
pān
  1. water in which rice has been rinsed
  2. Pan River
  3. Pan
  1. Pu River
  2. Pu
  1. Qi
  2. Qi River
齐桓公 齊桓公 Qí Huán Gōng Duke Huan of Qi
qián Guizhou
qín
  1. Shaanxi
  2. Qin Dynasty
  3. State of Qin
qìng Qing
青龙 青龍 Qīng Lóng
  1. Azure Dragon
  2. Azure Dragon
青阳 青陽 qīngyáng Qingyang
七星 qīxīng Qixing
七月 qīyuè July / the Seventh Month
Qu
曲阜 qǔfù Qufu
rén ninth heavenly stem / ninth in order
日称 日稱 Rì Chēng Ri Cheng
日立 rìlì Hitachi, Ltd.
三道 sān dào the three paths
三公 Sān Gōng Three Ducal Ministers
上帝 Shàngdì
  1. God
  2. Lord on High
召公 Shào Gōng Duke Shao
Shē
  1. She people
  2. a cultivated field
  3. She people
神农 神農 Shén Nóng Emperor Shen Nong
圣礼 聖禮 shènglǐ Holy sacrament / Christian rite
声闻 聲聞 shēngwén Sravaka Realm / Sravaka / Śrāvaka / a distinguished disciple of the Buddha
士大夫 Shì Dàifu Scholar-official / Scholar-gentlemen / Scholar-bureaucrats / Scholar-gentry
师旷 師曠 Shī Kuàng Shi Kuang
史载 史載 shǐ zài Shi Zai
十二月 shíèryuè December / the Twelfth Month
世爵 shìjué Spyker
十一月 shíyīyuè November / the Eleventh Month
授事 shòu shì Director of Affairs / Karmadana / Vinaya Master / Discipline Master
Shùn Emperor Shun
顺治 順治 Shùn Zhì Emperor Shun Zhi
Si River
司命 Sī Mìng Overseer of Destiny
司水 sī shuǐ Water Bearer
四学 四學 sì xué the Four Studies
四国 四國 sìguó Shikoku
司空 Sīkōng
  1. Minster of Land and Water
  2. Sikong
sòng
  1. Song Dynasty
  2. Song
  3. Liu Song Dynasty
宋襄公 Sòng Xiāng Gōng Duke Xiang of Song
孙武 孫武 Sūn Wǔ Sunzi / Sun Tzu / Sun Wu
泰山 Tài Shān Mount Tai
天宗 Tái Zōng Tiantai School
太尉 Tàiwèi Grand Commandant of the Military
Téng
  1. Teng
  2. Teng
天道 Tiān Dào Heavenly Realm / Deva Realm
天命 tiānmìng tianming / Mandate of Heaven
宗尧 宗堯 Wányán zōngyáo Wanyan Zongyao
wèi
  1. Wei Dynasty
  2. State of Wei
  3. Cao Wei
  4. tall and big
微子 wēi zǐ Count of Wei
文王 Wén Wáng King Wen of Zhou
文子 Wén Zǐ Wen Zi
文德 wéndé Wende
文公 wéngōng Wengong / Lord Wen of Lu
沃水 wòshuǐ Wo river
fifth heavenly stem / fifth in order
  1. Wu
  2. Jiangsu
  3. Wu
  4. Wu dialect
  5. Eastern Wu
五代 Wǔ Dài Five Dynasties
无德 無德 Wú Dé Shan Zhao / Fenyang Wude
五帝 Wǔ Dì Five Emperors
武丁 Wǔ Dīng Wu Ding
五经 五經 Wǔ Jīng Five Classics
武王 Wǔ Wáng Wu Wang / King Wu of Zhou
五岳 五嶽 Wǔ Yuè Five Sacred Mountains
婺女 wùnǚ Wunu
无退 無退 wútuì avaivartika / non-retrogression
五月 wǔyuè May / the Fifth Month
  1. what? / where? / why?
  2. a slave / a servant
  3. Kumo Xi / Xi / Tatabi
  4. Kumo Xi / Xi / Tatabi
  5. Xi
西海 Xī hǎi Yellow Sea
西门 西門 Xī mén West Gate
下北面 Xià Běi Miàn Habuk-myeon
襄公 xiānggōng Xianggong / Lord Xiang
象山 xiàngshān Xiangshan
献文 獻文 xiànwén Emperor Xianwen of Northern Wei
小暑 Xiǎo Shǔ Lesser Heat, eleventh solar term
孝王 Xiào Wáng King Xiao of Zhou
小雅 Xiǎoyǎ Xiaoya / Smaller Odes
西方 Xīfāng the West
兴仁 興仁 xīngrén Xingren
新乐 新樂 xīnlè Xinle
新民 xīnmín Xinmin
西戎 Xīróng the Xirong
西乡 西鄉 Xīxiāng Xixiang
西岳 西嶽 Xīyuè Mt Hua
  1. Xu
  2. slowly / gently
  3. Xuzhou
玄武 xuán wǔ
  1. Black Tortoise
  2. God of the north sky
学道 學道 xuédào examiner
yàn
  1. Yan
  2. State of Yan
  3. swallow
炎帝 Yán Dì Yan Di / Yan Emperor
晏子 Yàn Zǐ Yan Zi
阳门 陽門 Yángmén Yangmen
言官 yánguān Imperial Censor / Remonstrance Official
颜渊 顏淵 yányuān Yan Yuan
yáo Emperor Yao
  1. abbreviation for Iraq or Iran
  2. Yi
  3. he / she
  4. Yi River
一乘 yī shèng ekayāna / one vehicle
夷王 Yí Wáng King Yi of Zhou
yīng
  1. England
  2. Ying
  3. brave
有诚 有誠 Yǒu Chéng Yu Seong
  1. Henan
  2. Yuzhou
  1. Emperor Yu
  2. Yu
yuè
  1. Yue
  2. Yue
  3. a mountain peak / a high mountain / a summit
zhào
  1. Zhao
  2. Zhao Dynasty
  3. State of Zhao
昭苏 昭蘇 zhāoSū Zhaosu
zhèng
  1. Zheng
  2. Zheng
政和 zhènghé Zhenghe
正月 Zhēngyuè first month of the lunar new year
直道 Zhí Dào Straight Road / Jiuyuan to Yunyang Road
知礼 知禮 Zhī Lǐ Zhi Li
至大 Zhìdà Zhida reign
至德 Zhìdé Zhide reign
中庸 Zhōng Yōng Doctrine of the Mean
忠臣 zhōngchén faithful official
中都 Zhōngdū Zhongdu / Dadu / Khanbaliq / Beijing
中国 中國 Zhōngguó
  1. China
  2. Middle Kingdom
中和 zhōnghé Zhonghe
中堂 Zhōngtáng a calligraphic work for the center of a large hall
zhòu
  1. daytime
  2. Zhou
  3. Zhou
zhòu Emperor Zhou
周朝 Zhōu Cháo Zhou Dynasty
周公 Zhōu Gōng Duke Zhou
周公旦 Zhōu Gōng Dàn Duke of Zhou
周礼 周禮 Zhōu Lǐ Zhou Li / Rites of Zhou
周三 週三 Zhōusān Wednesday
Zhū Zhu River
Zhū
  1. Zhu
  2. Zhu
祝融 Zhù Róng Zhu Rong
颛顼 顓頊 Zhuān xū Zhuan Xu
庄子 莊子 Zhuāng Zǐ Zhuang Zi
庄公 莊公 zhuānggōng Zhuanggong / Lord Zhuang
主日 zhǔrì Sabbath / Sunday
子贡 子貢 Zǐ Gòng Zi Gong
子思 Zǐ Sī Zi Si
子产 子產 zǐchǎn Zi Chan
子路 zǐlù Zi Lu
总章 總章 zǒngzhāng Zongzhang
zōu Zou
驺虞 騶虞 zōuyú zouyu
作愿 作願 zuòyuàn Head Rector

Glossary

Buddhist terminology, except the proper nouns listed above. Number of terms: 0.

Simplified Traditional Pinyin English