Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

忧 (憂) yōu

  1. yōu verb to worry / to be concerned
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 发愁 (Guoyu '憂' v; Rouzer 2007, p. 13)
  2. yōu noun a worry / a concern / grief
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 报喜不报忧 'return kindness not grief' (Guoyu '憂' n 1; Suyu, p. 37; Unihan '憂')
  3. yōu adjective sad / grieved
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 愁闷 (Guoyu '憂' adj; Unihan '憂')
  4. yōu noun funeral arrangements for parents
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '憂' n 2)
  5. yōu noun a sickness / an ailment
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 疾病 (Guoyu '憂' n 3)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Song 《宋史》 卷五十一 志第四 天文四 Volume 51 Treatises 4: Astronomy 4 135
History of Song 《宋史》 卷五十 志第三 天文三 Volume 50 Treatises 3: Astronomy 3 126
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十三 志第三 天文下 Volume 13 Treatises 3: Astronomy Part Three 74
History of Song 《宋史》 卷四十九 志第二 天文二 Volume 49 Treatises 2: Astronomy 2 67
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 41
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷二十四 志第十四 天文二 Volume 24 Treatises 14: Astronomy 2 38
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷105之二 天象志一之二 Volume 105b Treatise 1: Celestial Phenomena 2 32
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷21 志第16 天文下 Volume 21 Treatises 16: Astronomy 3 30
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷二十六 志第十六 天文四 Volume 26 Treatises 16: Astronomy 4 30
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷二十五 志第十五 天文三 Volume 25 Treatises 15: Astronomy 3 28

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
解忧 解憂 而不足以解憂 Mencius 《孟子》 萬章上 Wan Zhang I 6
君忧 君憂 又以為君憂 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 6
忧中国 憂中國 桓公有憂中國之心 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 5
内忧 內憂 外寧必有內憂 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 5
百忧 百憂 逢此百憂 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧王‧兔爰 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wang - Tu Yuan 4
心忧 心憂 謂我心憂 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧王‧黍離 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wang - Shu Li 4
忘忧 忘憂 臨禍忘憂 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 3
为己忧 為己憂 堯以不得舜為己憂 Mencius 《孟子》 滕文公上 Teng Wen Gong I 3
忧劳 憂勞 民惡憂勞 Guanzi 《管子》 牧民第一 Chapter 1: Shepherding the People 3
乐忧 樂憂 子招樂憂 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 3