Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

极 (極)

  1. adverb extremely
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Comparison 比较
    Notes: 极 is one of the few adverbs that can act as a complement, placed after an adjective or verb followed by the particle 了. It may be used in this sense in both modern and Literary Chinese (Norman 1988, p. 127).
  2. verb to go to an extreme
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
  3. noun extremity
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
  4. noun ridge-beam of a roof
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 极 is synonymous with 栋 in this sense. Etymology: 極:棟也。(Shuo Wen)
  5. verb to exhaust
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 极 is synonymous with 栋 in this sense.

Contained in

极大积极极端极好极了积极性极其消极极度极力极限两极极少极乐世界电极集电极三极管极乐寺磁极极乐极点极致皇太极极盛北极地区西方极乐世界极为太极普遍极喜母北极布施度无极度无极六度无极戒度无极忍辱度无极精进度无极禅度无极明度无极极品极无间极性皇极经世三极南极南极洲北极星极乐净土无极宝三昧经佛说道神足无极变化经道神足无极变化经极乐愿文

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百一十 表第十一 宰輔年表二 Volume 110 Tables 11: Annals of Chancellors 2 50
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷19 志第14 天文上 Volume 19 Treatises 14: Astronomy 1 43
Daode Jing 《道德經》 Daode Jing 《道德經》 39
History of Song 《宋史》 卷四十八 志第一 天文一 Volume 48 Treatises 1: Astronomy 1 36
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第三 律曆下 曆法 Volume 93: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Three 35
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十五 志第十五: 天文上 Volume 35 Treatises 15: Astronomy 1 34
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三百〇六 列傳第一百九十四 閹黨 焦芳 張綵 顧秉謙 崔呈秀 劉志選 曹欽程 王紹徽 霍維華 閻鳴泰 賈繼春 田爾耕 Volume 306 Biographies 194: Eunuchs - Jiao Fang, Zhang Cai, Gu Bingqian, Cui Chengxiu, Liu Zhixuan, Cao Qincheng, Wang Shaohui, Huo Weihua, Yan Mingtai, Jia Jichun, Tian Ergeng 33
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十一 志第一 天文上 Volume 11 Treatises 1: Astronomy Part One 30
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷三十一    志第二十一  天文一 Volume 31 Treatises 25: Astronomy 1 29
History of Song 《宋史》 卷五十 志第三 天文三 Volume 50 Treatises 3: Astronomy 3 27