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

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 16
Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 洪範 Zhou Shu - Great Plan 16
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《宋微子世家》 House of Song Wei Zi 16
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 15
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《樂書》 Music 12
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《樂記》 Record of Music 9
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《大學章句》 Commentary on Great Learning 9
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《書‧禮書》 Treatises - Rites 8
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master 6
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《太史公自序》 Biographies of Usurers 6