Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

发 (髮) fā fà

  1. noun hair
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in hair on the head (Unihan '髮')
  2. verb to send out / to issue
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: As in 发出 (GCED '發')
  3. measure word round
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: Used for bullets and artillery shells
  4. verb to hand over / to deliver / to offer
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GCED '發')
  5. verb to express / to show / to be manifest
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GCED '發')
  6. verb to start out / to set off
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GCED '發')
  7. verb to open
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 发 is synonymous with 拨 or 开 in this sense. Etymology: 發,撥也,撥使開也。(Shuo Wen)
  8. verb to requisition
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Administration 管理
  9. verb to occur
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
  10. verb to declare / to proclaim / to utter
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
    Notes: (GCED '發')
  11. verb to express / to give vent
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
    Notes: To an emotion
  12. verb to excavate
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Work 工作
  13. verb to bloom / to flower
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Botany 植物学
  14. verb to get rich
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Wealth 财富
  15. verb to expand / to inflate / to swell
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Food and Drink 饮食
    Notes: Such as with bread made with yeast expanding (GCED '發')
  16. verb to sell
    Domain: Commerce 商务
  17. verb to develop / to cultivate / to grow
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Biology 生物学
  18. verb to shoot with a bow
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GCED '發')
  19. verb to rise in revolt
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Conflict 冲突
  20. verb to propose / to put forward / to suggest / to initiate
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
  21. verb to enlighten / to inspire
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Thought 思想
  22. verb to publicize / to make known / to show off / to spread
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
  23. verb to ignite / to set on fire
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Fire 火
  24. verb to make / to manufacture
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Industry 产业
  25. verb to sing / to play
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Music 音乐
  26. verb to feel / to sense
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Emotion 感情
  27. verb to act / to do
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
  28. verb to loose one's temper
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Emotion 感情
    Notes: As in 发脾气
  29. noun grass and trees
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Botany 植物学

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《髟部》 Biāo Radical 22
Book of Liang 《梁書》 卷五十四 列傳第四十八 諸夷 Volume 54: Various Barbarians 19
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《奔喪》 Rules on Hurrying to the Mourning Rites 14
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十九 志第十九 五行下 Volume 29 Treatises 19: Five Elements Part Three 14
Han Feizi 《韓非子》 內儲說下六微第三十一 Chapter 31: A Collection of Sayings II 11
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷三十四 志第二十四 五行五 Volume 34 Treatises 24: Five Elements 5 11
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷一百九十八 列傳第一百四十八: 西戎 Volume 198 Biographies 148: Western Regions 10
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷102 西域 Volume 102: Western Regions 9
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十 帝紀第十 帝 恭帝 Volume 10 Annals 10: Emperor An; Emperor Gong 8
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷99 私署凉州牧張實 鮮卑乞伏國仁 鮮卑秃發烏孤 私署凉王李暠 盧水胡沮渠蒙遜 Volume 99: Governor Mu Zhangshi of Liangzhou, Qifu Guoren of the Xianbei, Tufa Wugu of the Xianbei, Governor Liangwang Ligao, Juqu Mengxun of the Lushui People 8