Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

xiōng

  1. xiōng noun elder brother
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Sun 2006, loc. 1307; Unihan '兄')
  2. xiōng suffix brother / comrade / appended after a male's name
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense, 兄 is often appended after somebody's name in the Confucian practice of 称兄道弟 'to call each other brothers.' For example, 陈兄 'brother Chen.' (Sun 2006, loc. 1307)

Contained in

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷九十九 列傳第六十九 桓玄 卞範之 殷仲文 Volume 99 Biographies 69: Huan Xuan; Bian Fanzhi; Duan Zhongwen 21
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 18
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷七十九 列傳第四十九 謝尚 謝安 Volume 79 Biographies 49: Xie Shang; Xie An 15
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷九十三 列傳第五十三 隱逸 Volume 93 Biographies 53: Hermits 15
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷七十三 列傳第四十三 庾亮 Volume 73 Biographies 43: Yu Liang 14
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷七十六 列傳第四十六 王舒 王廙 虞潭 顧眾 張闓 Volume 76 Biographies 46: Wang Shu; Wang Yi; Yu Tan; Gu Zhong; Zhang Kai 14
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十七上 外戚傳 Volume 97a: The Empresses and Imperial Affines 1 13
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷九十八 列傳第六十八 王敦 桓溫 Volume 98 Biographies 68: Wang Dun; Huan Wen 13
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷十上 皇后紀 Volume 10a: Annals of Empresses 1 13
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷三十七 列傳第七 宗室 Volume 37 Biographies 7: Imperial Clan 13

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
事兄 事兄 所求乎弟以事兄 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《中庸》 The State of Equilibrium and Harmony, also known as the Doctrine of the Mean 6
兄兄 兄兄 兄兄 Book of Changes 《易經》 家人 Jia Ren 4
兄事 兄事 十年以長則兄事之 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 4
母兄 母兄 母兄稱兄 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 4
兄爱 兄愛 兄愛 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 4
宜兄 宜兄 宜兄宜弟 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧南有嘉魚之什‧蓼蕭 Minor odes of the kingdom - Nan You Jia Yu Zhi Shen - Liao Xiao 3
后兄 後兄 是時呂后兄周呂侯為漢將兵居下邑 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 3
庶兄 庶兄 庶兄僚曰 Garden of Stories 《說苑》 卷十四 至公 Chapter 14: Extremely Fair 3
兄宜 兄宜 宜兄宜弟 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧南有嘉魚之什‧蓼蕭 Minor odes of the kingdom - Nan You Jia Yu Zhi Shen - Liao Xiao 3
兄周 兄周 是時呂后兄周呂侯為漢將兵居下邑 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 3