Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

dù duó

  1. noun capacity / degree / a standard / a measure
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '度' 1; ABC 'du' bf 1, 2)
  2. duó verb to estimate / to calculate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '度' 2)
  3. verb to pass / to transit / to cross / to ferry over / to go beyond
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '度' 3; ABC 'dù' v; NCCED '度' 1)
  4. measure word amount
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: This measured word is most often used for temperature, angles, and other kinds of degree (Kroll '度' 5; ABC 'du' m 1).
  5. noun pāramitā / perfection
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: pāramitā, Pāli: pāramī. A pāramitā is the perfection or culmination of certain virtues. In the Mahāyāna tradition a pāramitā is a virtue practiced by a bodhisattva on the path to enlightenment. Another explanation is reaching the other shore The word is derived from the Sanskrit parama 'highest' or 'supreme'. The most common enumeration in the Mahāyāna tradition is 六度 'six pāramitās' and the most common in the Theravāda tradition is the ten pāramīs. The Mahāyāna tradition also extends the six pāramitās to ten 十波羅蜜, although they are different from the Theravāda list (BL 'pāramitā'; Shambhala 'pāramitā'; FGDB '波羅蜜'; Kroll '度' 4c).
  6. verb to save / to rescue / to liberate / to overcome
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: The origin of this term is to ferry over the sea of suffering to the other shore, Nirvana (Kroll '度' 4b; NCCED '度' 3).
  7. noun musical or poetic rhythm
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '度' 1a)
  8. noun ordination rhythm
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: (Kroll '度' 4a)
  9. noun conduct / bearing
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '度' 5)
  10. measure word a time
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: (ABC 'dù' m; NCCED '度' 2)
  11. verb to spend time / to pass time
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Leisure 休闲
    Notes: As in 度假 'take vacation' (ABC 'dù' v 1; NCCED '度' 2)
  12. measure word kilowatt-hour
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Physics 物理
    Notes: (ABC 'dù' m 2)
  13. suffix degree
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Physics 物理
    Notes: In this use 度 is a nominalizing suffix, for example, in 尺度 'yardstick', 速度 'speed', 透明度 'transparency', and 能见度 'visibility' (Sun 2006, loc. 714)

Contained in


Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷107下 律曆志三下 Volume 107b Treatise 3: Treatise on Music and Calendars 2 351
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷17 志第12 律曆中 Volume 17 Treatises 12: Measures and the Calendar 2 346
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷107上 律曆志三上 Volume 107a Treatise 3: Treatise on Music and Calendars 1 299
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第三 律曆下 曆法 Volume 93: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Three 260
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十三 志第三 歷下 Volume 13 Treatises 3: Calendar 2 253
History of Song 《宋史》 卷七十五 志第二十八 律曆八 Volume 75 Treatises 28: Measures and Calendar 8 246
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三十七 志第十三 曆七 Volume 37 Treatises 13: Calendar 7 245
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十三 志第十三: 曆二 Volume 33 Treatises 13: Calendar 2 234
History of Song 《宋史》 卷七十四 志第二十七 律曆七 Volume 74 Treatises 27: Measures and Calendar 7 233
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三十五 志第十一 曆五 Volume 35 Treatises 11: Calendar 5 223


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
中度 中度 用器不中度 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《王制》 Royal Regulations 5
亲度 親度 姑嘗本原之孝子之爲親度者 Mozi 《墨子》 卷四 兼愛下 Book 4 - Universal Love III 5
天下度 天下度 仁者之為天下度也 Mozi 《墨子》 卷六 節葬下 Book 6 - Simplicity in Funerals III 4
度功 度功 事以度功 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 文公 Lord Wen 3
度法 度法 度法而已矣 Guanzi 《管子》 山權數第七十五 Chapter 75: Methods for Administering Mountain Areas 3
权度 權度 以權度受之 Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 地官司徒 第二 2. Office of Earth and Minster of Education and Social Welfare 3
不可度 不可度 不可度思 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧蕩之什‧抑 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Dang - Yi 3
度义 度義 同德度義 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 泰誓上 Zhou Shu - Great Declaration I 3
数度 數度 以十有二律為之數度 Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 春官宗伯 第三 3. Office of Spring and Minister of Rites 3
以为度 以為度 以為度 Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 冬官考工記 第六 6. Office of Winter and Inspection Records 3