Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

  1. noun desire
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Emotion 感情
    Notes: (Unihan '欲')
  2. verb to desire / to wish
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 欲 is a full verb in this sense. For example, 其恕乎!己所不欲,勿施於人。 'Is not reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.' (Lunyu 17:24, trans. by Legge 1861)
  3. noun desire
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: The traditional character 慾 is not always used in place of 欲. In most cases 欲 is used in traditional as well as simplified text.
  4. adjective almost / nearly
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Comparison 比较
    Notes: In this sense 欲 has the same meaning as 快要
  5. noun desire / intention / interest / aspiration
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Concept: Mental Factor 心所
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: canda, Pāli: canda; one of the five object-determining mental factors in the Mahayana teachings
  6. auxiliary verb to desire / to intend
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In Literary Chinese, 欲 is an auxiliary verb in this sense (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122; Unihan '欲').

Contained in

欲望食欲贪欲欲壑难填纵欲禁欲情欲欲界物欲五欲欲海贪欲欲界六天六欲天淫欲随心所欲了菴清欲了菴清欲禅师语录欲念离欲舍家弃欲人本欲生经求欲经欲漏欲贪欲贪随眠欲取比丘避女恶名欲自杀经菩萨诃色欲法经所欲致患经人本欲生经注己所不欲勿施于人欲瞋无明欲界系乐欲欲乐爱欲婬欲欲邪行欲心欲绝未离欲未离欲者欲爱欲求性欲情欲欲火欲染说欲欲爱

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
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 115
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 91
Daode Jing 《道德經》 Daode Jing 《道德經》 87
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 冬官考工記 第六 6. Office of Winter and Inspection Records 64
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《晉世家》 House of Jin 63
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 63
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十一 魏書十一 袁張涼國田王邴管傳 Volume 11: Book of Wei 11 - Biographies of Yuan, Zhang, Liang, Guo, Tian, Wang, Bing, and Guan 58
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十 魏書十一 袁張涼國田王邴管傳 Volume 10: Book of Wei 10 - Biographies of Xun Yu, Xun You, and Jia Xu 58
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 58
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷一 魏書一 武帝紀 Volume 1: Book of Wei 1 - Annals of Emperor Wu 58

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
欲战 欲戰 蒲城人欲戰 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 10
欲立 欲立 欲立之 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 7
侯欲 侯欲 齊侯欲以文姜妻鄭大子 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 7
人欲 人欲 鄭人欲納之 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 5
子欲 子欲 桓子欲還 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 4
公欲 公欲 公欲平宋 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 4
予欲 予欲 予欲左右有民 Book of Documents 《尚書》 虞書 益稷 Yu Shu - Yi and Ji 4
欲杀 欲殺 天欲殺之 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 4
同欲 同欲 而不與民同欲焉 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧秦‧無衣 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Wu Yi 3
欲去 欲去 欲去三桓 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 3