Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

无 (無) wú mó

  1. adverb no
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: 无 is a negative copula in Literary Chinese in the sense of 不. (CCD '无' 2; FE '無' 1; GHDC '无' 2; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 107).
  2. noun Kangxi radical 71
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7)
  3. verb to not have / without
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 没有 (CCD '无' 1; FE '無' 2; GHDC '无' 1; Rouzer 2007, p. 14). For example, 無以異也。'There is no difference!' (Mengzi: 1.4/2/15, translation by Legge)
  4. adverb has not yet
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 未 (GHDC '无' 6)
  5. foreign mo
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Used in 南无 'namo' and other Sanskrit transliterations (GHDC 2 '无' 1)
  6. adverb do not
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense, 无 is a prohibitive particle (CCD '无' 4; GHDC '无' 3; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 107; Rouzer 2007; p. 14). For example, 王無罪歲 'Let your Majesty cease to lay the blame on the year' (Mengzi: 1.3/2/9, translation by Legge)
  7. adverb not / -less / un-
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 非 (GHDC '无' 7)
  8. conjunction regardless of
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Subordinate conjunction, synonymous with 无论 (CCD '无' 3; FE '無' 3; GHDC '无' 4)
  9. verb to not have
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Traditional: 无; appears instead of 無 sometimes in Classical Chinese as a negative copula in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 107).
  10. proper noun Wu
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (FE '無' 4)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十八 Scroll 18 323
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 300
Daode Jing 《道德經》 Daode Jing 《道德經》 284
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十六 Scroll 16 261
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五 Scroll 5 249
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十七 Scroll 17 218
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 206
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷六 Scroll 6 197
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十五 Scroll 15 182
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十九 Scroll 19 179