1. noun method; way
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: 法 is synonymous with 方法 or 办法 in this sense (CCD '法' 2; FE '法' 3; Kroll 2015 '法' 3, p. 104). For example, 没法再管束自己 '[He] had no way to control himself any longer.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 306)
  2. proper noun France
    Domain: Places 地方 , Subdomain: Europe , Concept: Country 国家
    Notes: Abbreviation for 法国 (CCD 2 '法')
  3. noun the law; rules; regulations
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Law
    Notes: 法 is synonymous with 法令 or 规章 in this sense (CCD '法' 1; FE '法' 2; Kroll 2015 '法' 1, p. 104; Wu and Tee 2015, loc. 2008)
  4. proper noun the teachings of the Buddha; Dharma; Dhárma
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrt: dharma, Pali: dhamma, Japanese: hō, Tibetan: chos; in the sense of 佛法 'Buddha dharma' (BL 'dharma', p. 242; CCD '法' 5; Tzu Chuang 2012, p. 68; FE '法' 5; Kroll 2015 '法' 6, p. 104; Powers 2007, p. 532)
  5. noun a dharma; a dhárma; a natural law; teachings
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrt: dhárma, Pāli: dhamma. This word is used in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism with a number of related meanings. In Hinduism, dhárma literally means 'that which is held together.' (BL 'dharma'; Mittal and Thursby 2006, p19; Kroll 2015 '法' 5, p. 104); FGS translation standard: Dharma
  6. noun a mental object; a phenomenon; dharma; a thought
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrt: dhárma, Pāli: dhamma; a basic unit of existence or experience (BL 'dharma'); FGS translation standard: Dharma
  7. noun a standard; a norm
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 法 is synonymous with 标准 or 模式 in this sense (CCD '法' 3; FE '法' 7; Kroll 2015 '法' 2, p. 104)
  8. noun an institution
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 仿效 (FE '法' 1)
  9. verb to emulate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CCD '法' 4; FE '法' 4; Kroll 2015 '法' 2a, p. 104)
  10. noun magic; a magic trick
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 法术 (CCD '法' 6; FE '法' 6)
  11. noun punishment
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (FE '法' 8)
  12. proper noun Fa
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (CCD '法' 7; FE '法' 8)
  13. noun quality; characteristic
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrt: dhárma, Pāli: dhamma (BL 'dharma')
  14. noun a precedent
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '法' 2b, p. 104)
  15. noun a classification of some kinds of Han texts
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '法' 4, p. 104)
  16. adjective relating to a ceremony or rite
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '法' 7, p. 104)

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