shǐ

  1. shǐ noun beginning / start
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 起点 (Guoyu '始' n 1; Kroll 2015 '始' 1; Unihan '始')
  2. shǐ adverb just now / then / only then
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 方才 or 然后 (Guoyu '始' adv 1; Kroll 2015 '始' 2; Unihan '始')
  3. shǐ adverb first / for the first time
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 始 may be used as an adverb in Literary Chinese. For example, 臣始至於境 'When I first arrived at the borders of your kingdom' (Mengzi: 2.2/8/12, translation by Legge; Guoyu '始' adv 3; Kroll 2015 '始' 1a; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 121)
  4. shǐ adverb exactly / just
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '始' 3)
  5. shǐ adverb formerly
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 曾 (Guoyu '始' adv 2)

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  • 始朝 (始朝) 始朝桓王也 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 8
  • 于是乎始 (於是乎始) 紀於是乎始判 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 莊公 Lord Zhang — count: 5
  • 始大 (始大) 秦仲始大 — The Book of Songs 《詩經》, 國風‧秦‧車鄰 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Che Lin — count: 4
  • 始通 (始通) 始通也 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 4
  • 始用 (始用) 始用六佾也 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 3
  • 始居 (始居) 湯始居亳 — Book of Documents 《尚書》, 夏書 胤征 Xia Shu - Punitive Expedition of Yin — count: 2
  • 始征 (始徵) 湯始征之 — Book of Documents 《尚書》, 夏書 胤征 Xia Shu - Punitive Expedition of Yin — count: 2
  • 氏始 (氏始) 陳氏始大 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 昭公 Lord Zhao — count: 2
  • 子始 (子始) 陳桓子始大於齊 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 莊公 Lord Zhang — count: 2
  • 侯始 (侯始) 晉侯始入而教其民 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 僖公 Lord Xi — count: 2