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yān

  1. yān pronoun where / how
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 焉 is a interrogative pronoun used to mark a locative object (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 96).
  2. yān pronoun here / this
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Used to refer to a person or place in Liteary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 80).
  3. yān particle used for emphasis
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
  4. yān adverb only
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
  5. yān particle in it / there
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: A post-verbal particle in Liteary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 81).

Contained in

焉耆焉夷国尼焉若提子

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II 47
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 45
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies 43
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孝武本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowu Emperor 30
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《中庸》 The State of Equilibrium and Harmony, also known as the Doctrine of the Mean 27
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《樂記》 Record of Music 24
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句上》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou I 23
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公冶長第五》 Commentary on Gong Ye Zhang V 23
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孔子世家》 House of Confucius 22
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《樂書》 Music 22

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
得知 4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 9
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 5
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 22
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 47
司徒執事 《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 4
天子 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 7
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 10
養生 《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 8
固有執政如此 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 7
Selections from Stratagems of the Warring States in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
楚王使大夫 Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
使玉人 Selections from Han Feizi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
天下 Selections from Mencius in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 3
《釋地》 Explanation of Earth in Er Ya 《爾雅》 14
鬼神山川 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 4
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 3
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
稼穡 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 12