Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

wèi

  1. wèi noun Eighth earthly branch
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文 , Concept: Earthly Branch 地支
    Notes: (GHC '未' 2; Kroll '未' 4; NCCED 2 '未')
  2. wèi adverb not yet / still not
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: As an aspectual negative (Kroll '未' 1; NCCED 1 '未' 1; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 109)
  3. wèi adverb not / did not / have not
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 未 is a simple not in the sense of 不. For example, 見牛未見羊也 'You saw the ox, and had not seen the sheep' (Mengzi: 1.7/4/19, translation by Legge; GHC '未' 3; Kroll '未' 2; NCCED 1 '未' 2; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 109).
  4. wèi particle or not?
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 未 is used at as a final particle to form a question (GHC '未' 5; Kroll '未' 3).
  5. wèi noun 1-3 p.m.
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: A two hour time period in historic China (Kroll '未' 4a)
  6. wèi verb to taste
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 未 means 滋味. It is an early form. later written as 味. (GHC '未' 1)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十六 志第六 禮三 Volume 16 Treatises 6: Rituals 3 53
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十三 魏書十三 鍾繇華歆王朗傳 Volume 13: Book of Wei 13 - Biographies of Zhong Yao, Hua Xin, and Wang Lang 51
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷四十七 吳書二 吳主傳 Volume 47: Book of Wu 2 - Biography of the Lord of Wu 50
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十 志第十 禮中 Volume 20 Treatises 10: Rites Part Two 49
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 48
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二 魏書二 文帝紀 Volume 2: Book of Wei 2 - Annals of Emperor Wen 44
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷一 魏書一 武帝紀 Volume 1: Book of Wei 1 - Annals of Emperor Wu 38
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷四十三 列傳第三十一: 郭祚 張彝 邢巒 李崇 Volume 43 Biographies 31: Gao Zuo, Zhang Yi, Xing Luan, Li Chong 37
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷四十二 Scroll 42 36
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷六 魏書六 董二袁劉傳 Volume 6: Book of Wei 6 - Biographies of Dong, the two Yuans, and Liu 36

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
未见 未見 未見君子 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧汝墳 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Ru Fen 13
东方未 東方未 東方未明 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧齊‧東方未明 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qi - Dong Fang Wei Ming 5
未明 未明 東方未明 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧齊‧東方未明 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qi - Dong Fang Wei Ming 4
未葬 未葬 王未葬也 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 4
未反 未反 文公遭麗姬之難未反 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧秦‧渭陽 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Wei Yang 3
未获 未獲 未獲 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 金縢 Zhou Shu - Metal-bound Coffer 3
未亡 未亡 而於未亡人之側 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 3
白露未 白露未 白露未晞 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧秦‧蒹葭 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Jian Jia 2
未陈 未陳 宋師未陳而薄之 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 2
难未 難未 文公遭麗姬之難未反 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧秦‧渭陽 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Wei Yang 2