Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

头 (頭) tóu

  1. tóu noun head
    Domain: Health 健康
    Notes: Of a person or animal (Unihan '頭')
  2. tóu measure word measure word for heads of cattle, etc
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: The use of this measure word dates back to the Nanbeichao vernacular (Norman 1988, p. 115).
  3. tóu noun top / start / end
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Position 位
    Notes: Of an object or situation in general (Unihan '頭')
  4. tóu noun a piece / an aspect
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Form 形态
    Notes: Of an object or situation in general
  5. tóu noun a leader
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Society 社会
    Notes: Of a group or company (Unihan '頭')
  6. tóu pronoun the first
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Also classified as a determiner.
  7. tóu noun head
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Affixes 附类
    Notes: A noun suffix dating in Chinese vernacular to the Nanbeichao (Norman 1988, p. 114)
  8. tóu suffix top / side / head
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Position 位
    Notes: A localizing suffix, for example 里头 'inside' and 外头 'outside' or nominal suffix, as in 舌头 'tongue' and 老头 'old man' (Norman 1988, p. 162; Sun 2006, loc. 714)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷11 志第6 禮儀六 Volume 11 Treatises 6: Rites 6 70
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷七十九 志第二十九:  輿服二 Volume 79 Treatises 32: Carriages and Clothes 2 48
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷七十八 志第二十八:  輿服一 Volume 78 Treatises 31: Carriages and Clothes 1 42
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百四十四 志第九十七 儀衞二 Volume 144 Treatises 97: Ceremonial Guards 2 36
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《頁部》 Yè Radical 34
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百六十九 志第一百二十二 職官九 Volume 169 Treatises 122: Offical Posts 9 34
History of Jin 《金史》 卷四十一 志第二十二: 儀衞上 常朝儀衛內外立仗、常行儀衛行仗 法駕黃麾仗 Volume 41 Treatises 22: Ceremonial Guards 1 - Inner and Outer Armed Guards of Honor in Regular Court Assemblies; Marching Armed Guards; Armed Imperial Command Carriage 33
History of Ming 《明史》 卷四十四 志第二十 地理五 Volume 44 Treatises 20: Geography 5 33
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百四十七 志第一百 儀衞五 Volume 147 Treatises 100: Ceremonial Guards 5 30
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百九十六 志第一百四十九 兵十 Volume 196 Treatises 149: Military 10 29

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
头曼 頭曼 宋景公頭曼元年 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《十二諸侯年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Feudal Lords 11
岸头 岸頭 岸頭 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《建元以來侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises since the Jianyuan Period 6
王头 王頭 乃持項王頭視魯 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 5
头侯 頭侯 岸頭侯張次公為將軍 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《漢興以來將相名臣年表》 Yearly Table of Statesmen, Generals and Officials since the Han Dynasty's Founding 5
头足 頭足 是貴其冠履而忘其頭足也 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷二十 泰族訓 Chapter 20: superior Lineage 5
仑头 侖頭 侖頭易苦漢使矣 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《大宛列傳》 Treatise on the Dayuan 4
鸡头 雞頭 雞頭已 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十六 說山訓 Chapter 16: A Mountain of Persuasion 3
头献 頭獻 明年之請以頭獻王者歲十餘人 Han Feizi 《韓非子》 內儲說上七術第三十 Chapter 30: A Collection of Sayings I 2
苍头 蒼頭 異軍蒼頭特起 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 2
满头 滿頭 戴威滿頭 Canon of Supreme Mystery 《太玄經》 Full Text 2