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dào Dào

  1. dào noun way / road / path
    Domain: 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: 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
    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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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
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
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 49
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句上》 Commentary on Li Lou I 47
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《中庸》 The State of Equilibrium and Harmony, also known as the Doctrine of the Mean 45
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句下》 Commentary on Jin Xin II 32
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《知北遊》 Knowledge Rambling in the North 28
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《天下》 Tian Xia 26
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《樂書》 Music 25
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《滕文公章句下》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong II 25
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《滕文公章句上》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong I 25

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
适道 適道 未可與適道 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 9. 《子罕》 Zi Han 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 6
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 6
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 14
亂政 《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 4
真偽 《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 14
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 6
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 11
殺人 Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 5
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 2
《釋訓》 Explanation of Instructions in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋宮》 Explanation of the Court in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
日出 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 6
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 20
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 6
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 8
國事嫪毐 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 20
《示部》Shì Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1