1. noun desire
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 愿望 (Guoyu '欲' n 1; Unihan '欲')
  2. verb to desire / to wish
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    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; Guoyu '欲' v 1)
  3. adverb almost / nearly / about to occur
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Comparison 比较
    Notes: In this sense 欲 has the same meaning as 快要 (Guoyu '欲' adv 2)
  4. 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
  5. auxiliary verb to desire / to intend
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In Literary Chinese, 欲 is an auxiliary verb in this sense (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122; Unihan '欲').
  6. noun lust
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 情欲 (Guoyu '欲' n 2)

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  • 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 — count: 11
  • 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 — count: 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 — count: 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 — count: 5
  • 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 — count: 4
  • 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 — count: 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 — count: 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 — count: 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 — count: 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 — count: 3