Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

绣 (繡) xiù

  1. xiù verb to embroider
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 绣 is synomymous with 刺绣 and overlaps with the sense 'to adorn' (GHC '绣' 1, 3) Middle Chinese: sjuwH (Kroll 繡 xiù)
  2. xiù noun embroidery / embroidered clothes
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (GHC '绣' 2)
  3. xiù verb to decorate / to adorn
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Middle Chinese: sjuwH (Kroll 繡 xiù); 繡:五采備也。从糸肅聲。 'Xiù: to decorate with the five colors. From the silk radical and sù pronunciation.' (Shuo Wen Jie Zi, Scroll 14 《說文解字‧卷十四》)
  4. xiù adjective ornate
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (GHC '绣' 4) Middle Chinese: sjuwH (Kroll 繡 xiù)
  5. xiù noun embroidery
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Middle Chinese: sjuwH (UniHan '繡')
  6. xiù noun an ornament
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Middle Chinese: sjuwH (UniHan '繡')
  7. xiù proper noun Xiu
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: A surname (GHC '绣' 5)

Contained in

锦绣锦绣峰刺绣苏绣四大名绣湘绣粤绣蜀绣文绣绮绣绣花绣花鞋绣墩绣佛绣像绣帐

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷七十九 志第二十九:  輿服二 Volume 79 Treatises 32: Carriages and Clothes 2 81
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百四十八 志第一百〇一 儀衞六 Volume 148 Treatises 101: Ceremonial Guards 6 74
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷七十八 志第二十八:  輿服一 Volume 78 Treatises 31: Carriages and Clothes 1 50
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百四十九 志第一百〇二 輿服一 Volume 149 Treatises 102: Carriages and Clothes 1 45
History of Ming 《明史》 卷六十七 志第四十三 輿服三 Volume 67 Treatises 43: Carriages and Clothing 3 41
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷九 魏書十 荀彧荀攸賈詡傳 Volume 9: Book of Wei 9 - Biographies of the Xiahous and Caos 31
History of Ming 《明史》 卷六十六 志第四十二 輿服二 Volume 66 Treatises 42: Carriages and Clothing 2 27
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百五十 志第一百〇三 輿服二 Volume 150 Treatises 103: Carriages and Clothes 2 25
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷八 魏書八 二公孫陶四張傳 Volume 8: Book of Wei 8 - Biographies of the two Gongsuns, Tao, and the four Zhangs 23
History of Ming 《明史》 卷六十五 志第四十一 輿服一 Volume 65 Treatises 41: Carriages and Clothing 1 23

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
绣衣 繡衣 與夫人繡衣 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 閔公 Lord Min 24
衣绣 衣繡 黻衣繡裳 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧秦‧終南 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Zhong Nan 19
及绣 及繡 泰一祝宰則衣紫及繡 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孝武本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowu Emperor 5
绣曰 繡曰 詡謂繡曰 Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷九 魏書十 荀彧荀攸賈詡傳 Volume 9: Book of Wei 9 - Biographies of the Xiahous and Caos 3
从子绣 從子繡 濟從子繡收觿而退 Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷七十四下 袁紹劉表列傳 Volume 74b: Biographies of Yuan Shao, Liu Biao 2 3
绣夜行 繡夜行 如衣繡夜行 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 3
黼绣 黼繡 黼繡周張 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷二十二 禮樂志 Volume 22: Treatise on Rites and Music 3
作文绣 作文繡 作文繡服色 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia 3
绣裳 繡裳 黻衣繡裳 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧秦‧終南 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Zhong Nan 3
绣降 繡降 張繡降 Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷一 魏書一 武帝紀 Volume 1: Book of Wei 1 - Annals of Emperor Wu 3