1. adverb certainly / must / will / necessarily
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 必 is used as an adverb before verbs and noun predicates in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122). For example, 是故君子有大道,必忠信以得之 'Thus we see that the sovereign [junzi] has a great course to pursue. He must show entire self-devotion and sincerity to attain it.' (Book of Rites, Great Learning 《禮記‧大學》, trans. by Legge 1885; Guoyu '必' adv 1; Kroll '必' 1; NCCED '必' 1)
  2. auxiliary verb must
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 必 is used as an auxiliary verb in this sense in Literary Chinese (Guoyu '必' v; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122)
  3. adverb if / suppose
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 假设 or 如果 (Guoyu '必' adv 2; Kroll '必' 2)
  4. proper noun Bi
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '必' n)

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必须必然势在必行必要必不可少必将不必必定必修必需何必未必势必务必必得忽必烈必备不必定入定入印经必然性必邪聚必要条件必需品必要性生活必需品必然结果不必要知过必改

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