Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

wēi wéi

  1. wēi adjective micro / tiny / miniature
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
  2. wēi adjective feeble / weak
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
  3. wéi adverb if it had not been for
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Sometimes used as a negating word, tone is Middle Chinese pronunciation (Pulleyblank 1995, p 110)
  4. wēi verb to decline / to wane
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
  5. wēi adjective humble
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
  6. wēi adverb slightly
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 微 is synonymous with 稍微 in this sense.
  7. wēi adjective secret
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 微 is synonymous with 暗暗 in this sense.
  8. wēi noun subtlety
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: (FGDB '離微'; SH '離'; Sharf 2005, p. 3)

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Canon of Supreme Mystery 《太玄經》 Full Text 25
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第一 律曆上 律準 候氣 Volume 91: Rhythm and the Calendar Part One 24
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷四十二 蜀書十二  杜周杜許孟來尹李譙郤傳 Volume 42: Book of Shu 12 - Biographies of Du, Zhou, Du, Xu, Meng, Lai, Yin, Li, Qiao, and Xi 15
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷二十一 律曆志 Volume 21: Treatise on Rhythm and the Calendar 15
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十六 郭陳列傳 Volume 46: Biographies of Guo, Chen 13
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十九 魏書二十九 方技傳 Volume 29: Book of Wei 29 - Biographies of fangshis and artisans 13
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷三十六 楚元王傳 Volume 36: Prince Yuan of Chu --- Liu Xiang and Liu Xin 13
Daode Jing 《道德經》 With commentary by 王弼 Wang Bi 13
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 12
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷三十六 列傳第六 衞瓘 張華 Volume 36 Biographies 6: Wei Guan; Zhang Hua 11

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
微国 微國 微國也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 13
微职 微職 皆辨異衣章微職 Mozi 《墨子》 卷十五 旗幟 Book 15 - Flags and Pennants 5
微邪 微邪 則微邪不可不禁也 Guanzi 《管子》 權修第三 Chapter 3: Cultivating Authority 5
微君 微君 微君之故 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧式微 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Shi Wei 5
道微 道微 逆之道微 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 4
筑微 築微 筑微 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 4
天子微 天子微 天子微 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 4
使微 使微 曷為使微者 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 4
深微 深微 玄妙深微 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷六 覽冥訓 Chapter 6: Observing the Obscure 4
微言 微言 聖人之見終始微言 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十一 齊俗訓 Chapter 11: Combining Customs 4