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
    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
    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)

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