Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

chū

  1. chū adverb at first / at the beginning / initially
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Process 过程
    Notes: 初 is used in both Literary Chinese as Modern Chinese in this sense and is often used at the start of a sentence (CED '初' 1; Kroll '初' 1; NCCED '初' 1; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 11).
  2. chū prefix used to prefix numbers
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Affixes 附类
    Notes: Especially the first several days of the month in the lunar calendar (NCCED '初' 4)
  3. chū prefix used as a prefix incidating the first time or part of something
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Affixes 附类
    Notes: For example, 初年 'early years' (CED '初' 2; Kroll '初' 2; NCCED '初' 2; Sun 2006, loc. 691)
  4. chū adverb just now
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '初' 3)
  5. chū particle thereupon
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '初' 4)
  6. chū adverb an intensifying adverb
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '初' 5)
  7. chū adjective rudimentary / elementary
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: For example, 初级 'elementary level' (CED '初' 4; NCCED '初' 6)
  8. chū adjective original
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (CED '初' 5; NCCED '初' 3)

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《漢興以來諸侯王年表》 Yearly Table of the Nobles of the Imperial Clan since the Han Dynasty's Founding 67
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第二 律曆中 賈逵論曆 永元論曆 延光論曆 漢安論曆 熹平論曆 論月食 Volume 91: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Two 52
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十七 志第七 律曆中 Volume 17 Treatises 7: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Two 44
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷二十一 律曆志 Volume 21: Treatise on Rhythm and the Calendar 42
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷五十九 列傳第二十九 汝南王亮 楚王瑋 趙王倫 齊王冏 長沙王乂 成都王潁 河間王顒 東海王越 Volume 59 Biographies 29: Liang, Prince Wencheng of Ru'nan; Wei, Prince Yin of Chu; Lun, Prince of Zhao; Jiong, Prince of Qi; Ai, Prince of Changsha; Ying, Prince of Chengdu; Yong, Prince of Hejian; Yue, Prince Xiaoxian of Donghai 40
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷三十七 列傳第七 宗室 Volume 37 Biographies 7: Imperial Clan 40
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十四 志第十四 職官 Volume 24 Treatises 14: Government Service 38
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 37
The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 大射 第七 7. The great archery meet (state level) 37
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十一 魏書二十一 王衛二劉傅傳 Volume 21: Book of Wei 21 - Biographies of Wang, Wei, and the two Lius 35