Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

shǐ

  1. shǐ verb to begin / to start
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Unihan '始')
  2. shǐ adverb then / only then
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Unihan '始')
  3. shǐ adverb first / for the first time
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 始 may be used as an adverb in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 121). 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)

Contained in

始终开始原始秦始皇创始人始终如一自始至终始建创始初始有始无终始皇帝汉更始帝呾叉始罗起始始末原始七佛倡始昙始肇始始兴寺泰始弘始玄始原始資料原始分数原始价值原始森林始觉无始无明原始佛教时期原始码未始秦始皇帝建始始祖秦始皇陵旬始始兴原始佛教伊始贯彻始终开始以前原始社会始发固始始点创始者

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷十一 劉玄劉盆子列傳 Volume 11: Biographies of Liu Xuan; Liu Penzi 66
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷二十一 律曆志 Volume 21: Treatise on Rhythm and the Calendar 63
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 61
Daode Jing 《道德經》 With commentary by 王弼 Wang Bi 46
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦楚之際月表》 Monthly Table of (the Events) between Qin and Chu 43
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies 39
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷一上 光武帝紀 Volume 1a: Annals of Emperor Guangwu 38
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷十四 宗室四王三侯列傳 Volume 14: Biographies of the Imperial Clan, Four Princes and Three Marquises 38
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十四 志第十四 職官 Volume 24 Treatises 14: Government Service 38
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十九 志第九 樂一 Volume 19 Treatises 9: Music 1 34

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
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 8
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 4
终始 終始 終始慎厥與 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 太甲下 Shang Shu - Tai Jia III 4
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 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 3
经始 經始 經始靈臺 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧靈臺 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Ling Tai 3
始合 始合 自始合 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 2
始命 始命 始命有田狩之事 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧秦‧駟驖 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Si Tie 2
楚始 楚始 楚始得曹 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 2
正始 正始 正始之道 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 2