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)

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《頁部》 Yè Radical 34
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷三十 魏書三十 烏丸鮮卑東夷傳 Volume 30: Book of Wei 30 - Biographies of the Wuhuan, Xianbei, and Dongyi 19
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十七 志第十七 五行上 Volume 27 Treatises 17: Five Elements Part One 17
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 12
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十四上 匈奴傳 Volume 94a: Traditions of the Xiongnu 1 11
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷六 魏書六 董二袁劉傳 Volume 6: Book of Wei 6 - Biographies of Dong, the two Yuans, and Liu 10
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷九十五 列傳第六十五 藝術 Volume 95 Biographies 65: Arts 10
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《匈奴列傳》 Treatise on the Xiongnu 10
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十四 魏書二十四 韓崔高孫王傳 Volume 24: Book of Wei 24 - Biographies of Han, Cui, Gao, Sun, and Wang 9
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十八 志第十八 五行中 Volume 28 Treatises 18: Five Elements Part Two 9

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
在后头 在後頭 她將悔恨在後頭 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧召南‧江有汜 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Shao And The South - Jiang You Si 2
屦头 屨頭 謂屨頭有拘飾也 Xunzi 《荀子》 哀公篇第三十一 Chapter 31: Duke Ai 2
头马 頭馬 此夫身女好而頭馬首者與 Xunzi 《荀子》 賦篇第二十六 Chapter 26: Fu Poetry 2