Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

dào Dào

  1. dào noun way / road / path
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: 道 is the 69th most frequently used word in the 1985 Beijing Institute of Languages frequency wordlist. In this sense 道 means 道路 (Ho, 2002, '道'; NCCED '道' n 1). For example, 风过去了,只剩下直的雨道 'The wind went away and all that was left was the rainy path.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 264) Middle Chinese: daoX. 道 is used in the same sense in literary Chinese (Kroll '道' 1). For example, 通九道 'made the roads communicable.' (Records of the Historian, Annals of Xia 《史記‧夏本紀》)
  2. dào noun principle / a moral / morality
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 道 means 规律,道理, or 道德 in this sense (NCCED '道' 4; GHC '道' 3).
  3. Dào proper noun Tao / the Way
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Religion 宗教
    Notes: Used in a similar sence in both Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism a doctrinal concept of the fundamental truth and as cultivation of moral character (Yao, 2000, p. 26; Kroll '道' 2a). For example, 率性之謂道 'an accordance with this nature is called The Path of duty.' (Classic of Rites, Doctrine of the Mean 《禮記‧中庸》, translation by Legge 1885)
  4. dào measure word measure word for long things
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: Such as for rivers, rays of sun, etc (NCCED '道' mw 1) For example, 金光一道一道的射出 'golden rays of light radiating out one-by-one' (Lao She, 2003, p. 34)
  5. dào verb to say / to speak / to talk
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' v 1; Kroll '道' 6)
  6. dào verb to think
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' v 4; Kroll '道' 4)
  7. dào measure word times
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: For orders, etc (NCCED '道' mw 3)
  8. dào noun the path leading to the cessation of suffering
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: mārga, Pāli: magga; For example, 八正道 'Noble Eightfold Path.'
  9. dào noun a province
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense, 道 refers to an adminsistrative area in Tang dynasty times (NCCED '道' v 4; ; Kroll '道' 7). This sense is still used in modern day Korea as a Hanja word (Hangul: 도).
  10. dào noun a course / a channel
    Domain: Geography 地理学
    Notes: As in a water course (NCCED '道' n 2)
  11. dào noun a method / a way of doing something
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 道 means 方法 in this sense (NCCED '道' n 3; Kroll '道' 3; GHC '道' 2).
  12. dào measure word measure word for doors and walls
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: (NCCED '道' mw 2)
  13. dào measure word measure word for courses of a meal
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: (NCCED '道' mw 3)
  14. dào measure word a centimeter
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: Informal (NCCED '道' mw 4)
  15. dào noun a doctrine
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Informal (NCCED '道' n 5; Kroll '道' 5)
  16. Dào proper noun Taoism / Daoism
    Domain: Taoism 道教
    Notes: (NCCED '道' n 6)
  17. dào noun a skill
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' n 7; Kroll '道' 4)
  18. dào noun a sect
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' n 8)
  19. dào noun a line
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' n 8)

Contained in

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Daode Jing 《道德經》 With commentary by 王弼 Wang Bi 162
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 119
Old History of the Five Dynasties 《舊五代史》 卷一百二十六 周書17: 列傳六 馮道 Volume 126 Book of Later Zhou 28: Biographies 6 - Feng Dao 101
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷六十四 列傳第三十四 武十三王 元四王 簡文三子 Volume 64 Biographies 34: Thirteen Princes of Wu; Four Princes of Yuan; Three Sons of Jianwen 74
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷五十一 列傳第十一 宗室 Volume 51 Biographies 11: Zong shi 73
History of Song 《宋史》 卷四百七十四 列傳第二百三十三 姦臣四 万俟禼 韓侂胄 丁大全 賈似道 Volume 474 Biographies 233: Treacherous Officials 4 - Wan Sixie, Han Tuozhou, Ding Daquan, Jia Sidao 73
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十一 志第二十一: 地理四 Volume 41 Treatises 21: Geography 4 73
History of Song 《宋史》 卷八十三 志第三十六 律曆十六 Volume 83 Treatises 36: Measures and Calendar 16 65
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷三十  列傳第十八: 盧玄 盧柔 盧觀 盧同 盧誕 Volume 30 Biographies 18: Lu Xuan, Lu Rou, Lu Guan, Lu Tong, Lu Dan 65
New History of the Five Dynasties 《新五代史》 卷五十四 雜傳第四十二: 序言 馮道 李琪 鄭玨 李愚 盧導 司空頲 Volume 54 Miscellaneous Biographies 34: Xu Yan, Feng Dao, Li Qi, Zheng Jue, Li Yu, Lu Dao, Si Kongting 65

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
周道 周道 思周道也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧檜‧匪風 Lessons from the states - Odes of Gui - Fei Feng 9
鲁道 魯道 魯道有蕩 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧齊‧南山 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qi - Nan Shan 6
妇道 婦道 化天下以婦道也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧葛覃 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Ge Tan 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 3
足道 足道 無足道焉爾 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 3
崩道 崩道 無崩道而崩 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 3
使道 使道 楚子使道朔將巴客以聘于鄧 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 3
道终 道終 先君不以其道終 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 3
道阻 道阻 道阻且長 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧秦‧蒹葭 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Jian Jia 3
道尽 道儘 展道盡矣 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 3