Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

而已 éryǐ

éryǐ particle that is all
Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
Notes: 而已 is a final phrasal particle in Literary Chinese restricting the meaning of sentence (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 134). For example, 亦有仁義而已矣。'... benevolence and righteousness, and these are my only topics.' (Mengzi: 1.1/1/5, translation by Legge)

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句下》 Commentary on Jin Xin II 19
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句下》 Commentary on Gaozi II 18
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 18
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《梁惠王章句上》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang I 15
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 15
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 15
Daode Jing 《道德經》 Daode Jing 《道德經》 14
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《萬章章句上》 Commentary on Wan Zhang I 14
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 13
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十 志第十 禮中 Volume 20 Treatises 10: Rites Part Two 12