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yàn

yàn noun a wild goose
Domain: Classical Chinese 古文 , Concept: Bird 鸟
Notes: An archaic variant of 雁

Word is mentioned most frequently in

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《匈奴列傳》 Treatise on the Xiongnu 9
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《楚世家》 House of Chu 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《蘇秦列傳》 Biography of Su Qin 3
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《酷吏列傳》 Biographies of Cruel Officials 2
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 2
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《梁惠王章句上》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang I 2
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《李將軍列傳》 Biography of General Li 2
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《韓長孺列傳》 Biography of Han Changru 2
Er Ya 《爾雅》 《釋鳥》 Explanation of Birds 2
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《絳侯周勃世家》 House of Zhou Bo, Marquis of Jiang 2

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
鴈门 鴈門 北陵西隃鴈門是也 Er Ya 《爾雅》 《釋地》 Explanation of Earth 4
鶀鴈 鶀鴈 小臣之好射鶀鴈 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《楚世家》 House of Chu 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
西 《釋地》 Explanation of Earth in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋鳥》 Explanation of Birds in Er Ya 《爾雅》 2
《十二諸侯年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Feudal Lords in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《高祖功臣侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises in the Time of Gaozu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《建元以來侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises since the Jianyuan Period in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《漢興以來將相名臣年表》 Yearly Table of Statesmen, Generals and Officials since the Han Dynasty's Founding in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《管蔡世家》 Houses of Guan and Cai in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《隹部》 Zhuī Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《鳥部》 Niǎo Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《山部》 Shān Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《火部》 Huǒ Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《卷十二‧水部》 Scroll 12, Shuǐ Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
麋鹿 《梁惠王章句上》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang I in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 2
仰視而後 《告子章句下》 Commentary on Gaozi II in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1