编 (編) biān

  1. biān verb to edit / to compile / to write / to compose
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Middle Chinese: pjien; as in 编写 (NCCED '编' 3; Kroll 2015 '編' 1b; GHC '编' 4). For example in Zhuangzi, 編曲 'composed a ditty [tune]' (Legge, 1891, The Great and Most Honoured Master, 《莊子‧大宗師》)
  2. biān verb to edit / to compile / to write / to compose
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: The simplified form 编 is also an archaic form of the modern traditional 編.
  3. biān verb to weave / to braid
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 编织 (NCCED '编' 1; Kroll 2015 '編' 2; GHC '编' 5) For example, in the Classic of Rites, 編萑以苴之 'wrapped it round with straw and reeds' (Legge, 1885, The Pattern of the Family, 《禮記‧內則》)
  4. biān verb to bind bamboo strips with a string or band
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '編' 1; GHC '编' 1)
  5. biān verb to arrange / to organize
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 排列 (NCCED '编' 2; Kroll 2015 '編' 3; GHC '编' 2)
  6. biān verb to group together
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 编联 (NCCED '编' 2; GHC '编' 3)
  7. biān noun a section of a book
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Writing 写作
    Notes: (NCCED '编' 4)
  8. biān verb to make up
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Writing 写作
    Notes: For example, 瞎编 'to make up without knowing' (NCCED '编' 6)
  9. biān noun a book
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Writing 写作
    Notes: (NCCED '编' 7)

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