Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

yōng

  1. yōng adjective ordinary / normal
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Middle Chinese: yowng; In this sense 庸 is similar in meaning to 平常 (Kroll '庸' 2; GHDC '庸' 1).
  2. yōng particle interrogative particle
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 庸 may be used to from questions, like simplified 岂 / traditional 豈, in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 144; Kroll '庸' 4).
  3. yōng verb to use
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 庸 is similar in meaning to 用 (Kroll '庸' 1; GHDC '庸' 9).
  4. yōng verb to appoint
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 庸 is similar in meaning to 任用 (GHDC '庸' 3).
  5. yōng verb to work for
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 庸 is similar in meaning to 功劳 (Kroll '庸' 3; GHDC '庸' 2).
  6. yōng noun a large bell
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 庸 is a variant of 镛 (Kroll '庸' 6).

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三百〇八 列傳第一百九十六 奸臣 胡惟庸 陳瑛 嚴嵩 周延儒 溫體仁 馬士英 Volume 308 Biographies 196: Treacherous Officials - Hu Weiyong, Chen Ying, Yan Song, Zhou Yanru, Wen Tiren, Ma ShiYing 45
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三百二十一 列傳第二百〇九 外國二 安南 Volume 321 Biographies 209: Foreign States 2 - Annan 33
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百四十四 列傳第三十二 盛庸 平安 何福 顧成 Volume 144 Biographies 32: Cheng Yong, Ping An, He Fu, Gu Cheng 32
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百九十八 列傳第八十六 楊一清 王瓊 彭澤 毛伯溫 翁萬達 Volume 198 Biographies 86: Yang Yiqing, Wang Qiong, Peng Ze, Mao Bowen, Weng Wanda 25
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百二十七 列傳第十五 李善長 汪廣洋 Volume 127 Biographies 15: Li Shanzhang, Wang Guangyang 22
History of Ming 《明史》 卷四 本紀第四 恭閔帝 Volume 4 Annals 4: Emperor Gongming 17
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百三十一 列傳第十九 顧時 吳楨 薛顯 郭興 陳德 王志 梅思祖 金朝興 唐勝宗 陸仲亨 費聚 陸聚 鄭遇春 黃彬 葉昇 Volume 131 Biographies 19: Gu Shi, Wu Zhen, Xue Xian, Guo Xing, Chen De, Wang Zhi, Mei Sizu, Jin Chaoxing, Tang Shengzong, Lu Zhongheng, Fei Ju, Lu Ju, Zheng Yuchun, Huang Bin, Ye Sheng 17
History of Ming 《明史》 卷五 本紀第五 成祖一 Volume 5 Annals 5: Chengzu 1 17
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 15
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百二十八 列傳第十六 劉基 宋濂 葉琛 章溢 Volume 128 Biographies 16: Liu Ji, Song Lian, Ye Chen, Zhang Yi 12

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
庸能 庸能 其庸能一人之上也 Guanzi 《管子》 戒第二十六 Chapter 26: Jie Di 8
庸可 庸可 晉其庸可冀乎 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 5
烛庸 燭庸 燭庸之越駟乘 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 5
弥庸 彌庸 王孫彌庸 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 5
灭庸 滅庸 滅庸 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 文公 Lord Wen 5
庸知 庸知 庸知愈乎 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 4
庸庸 庸庸 庸庸 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 康誥 Zhou Shu - Announcement to the Prince of Kang 4
庸器 庸器 典庸器 Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 春官宗伯 第三 3. Office of Spring and Minister of Rites 4
舒庸 舒庸 楚人滅舒庸 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 4
庸多 庸多 吾庸多矣 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 3