Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

线 (線) xiàn

  1. xiàn noun thread / string / wire
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: 线 is the 430th most common word in the 1985 Beijing Language Insititue frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, p. 197). 线 is used in this sense in both modern and classical Chinese. Middle Chinese: sjenH (Kroll '線' 1; NCCED '线' 1)
  2. xiàn noun an edge
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Form 形态
    Notes: (NCCED '线' 7, 8)
  3. xiàn noun a clue / circumstances
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (NCCED '线' 4; Kroll ‘線’ 2)
  4. xiàn measure word a ray
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Of light (Kroll '線' 1b)
  5. xiàn noun a line
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (Ho, 2002, p. 197; NCCED '线' 2)
  6. xiàn noun a route
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Transportation 交通
    Notes: (Ho, 2002, p. 197; NCCED '线' 3)
  7. xiàn noun a political or party line
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Thought 思想
    Notes: (NCCED '线' 9)
  8. xiàn noun a secret agent
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Government 政府
    Notes: (NCCED '线' 5)
  9. xiàn measure word a measure word for thread-like things
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: (NCCED '线' 10)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Ming 《明史》 卷六十五 志第四十一 輿服一 Volume 65 Treatises 41: Carriages and Clothing 1 17
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三百十五 列傳第二百〇三 雲南土司三 Volume 315 Biographies 203: Yunnan Tribal Headmen 3 14
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷七十八 志第二十八:  輿服一 Volume 78 Treatises 31: Carriages and Clothes 1 10
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二十五 志第一 天文一 Volume 25 Treatises 1: Astronomy 1 7
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百五十三 志第一百〇六 輿服五 Volume 153 Treatises 106: Carriages and Clothes 5 6
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷四十八 志第一:  天文一 Volume 48 Treatises 1: Astronomy 1 6
History of Jin 《金史》 卷四十三 志第二十四: 輿服上 天子車輅、皇后妃嬪車輦、皇太子車制、王公以下車制及鞍勒飾 輿服中 天子袞冕 視朝之服 皇后冠服 皇太子冠服 宗室及外戚並一品命婦 臣下朝服 祭服 公服 輿服下 衣服通制 Volume 43 Treatises 24: Carriages and Clothing 1 - Emperor's Carriages, Empress' and Consorts' Carriages; Crown Prince's Carriages; Princes, Dukes, and below Carriages and Saddlery; Carriages and Clothing 2 - Emperors' Robes and Crowns; Clothing for those Accompanying the Emperor; Empresses' Crown and Clothing; Crown Princes' Crown and Clothing; Dress for the Imperial Clan, Families of Imperial Consorts, and Titled Nobility; Court Dress for Officials; Ceremonial Clothing; Official Clothing; Carriages and Clothing 3 - Tailoring 4
History of Ming 《明史》 卷六十七 志第四十三 輿服三 Volume 67 Treatises 43: Carriages and Clothing 3 4
Xunzi 《荀子》 賦篇第二十六 Chapter 26: Fu Poetry 3
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷五十一 志第三下: 五行二 Volume 51 Treatises 4: Five Elements 2 3

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
金线 金線 婿著金線錦袍 Book of Liang 《梁書》 卷五十四 列傳第四十八 諸夷 Volume 54: Various Barbarians 27
线真 線真 賜線真田戶六百 History of Yuan 《元史》 卷五 本紀第五: 世祖二 Volume 5 Annals 5: Shizu 2 12
黄线 黃線 垂攀頂黃線 History of Ming 《明史》 卷六十五 志第四十一 輿服一 Volume 65 Treatises 41: Carriages and Clothing 1 8
线织 線織 衤蓋補用金銀線織或緋黃絁 History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百四十八 志第一百〇一 儀衞六 Volume 148 Treatises 101: Ceremonial Guards 6 8
线金 線金 柱首雕木貼金蹲龍及線金五彩蓮花抱柱 History of Ming 《明史》 卷六十五 志第四十一 輿服一 Volume 65 Treatises 41: Carriages and Clothing 1 7
辫线 辮線 辮線襖 History of Yuan 《元史》 卷七十八 志第二十八:  輿服一 Volume 78 Treatises 31: Carriages and Clothes 1 6
线结 線結 皮線結頭等重五斤十二兩五錢有奇 History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百九十七 志第一百五十 兵十一 Volume 197 Treatises 150: Military 11 6
线圆 線圓 用攀頂黃線圓條 History of Ming 《明史》 卷六十五 志第四十一 輿服一 Volume 65 Treatises 41: Carriages and Clothing 1 5
丞相线 丞相線 以前中書右丞相線真為使 History of Yuan 《元史》 卷六 本紀第六: 世祖三 Volume 6 Annals 6: Shizu 3 5
茸线 茸線 五色茸線 History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百五十二 志第一百〇五 輿服四 Volume 152 Treatises 105: Carriages and Clothes 4 4