Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

谓 (謂) wèi

  1. wèi verb to call
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In literary Chinese this transitory verb takes two arguments: the first object is the thing that is being called, and the second the thing that the first object is called (Pulleyblank 1995, pp. 33-34).
  2. wèi verb to speak of / to tell
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In literary Chinese this transitory verb takes two arguments: the person being told something and the thing spoken of. The subject is the person doing the speaking (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 33).

Contained in

所谓称谓可谓谓语无所谓主谓词组主谓句非主谓句动词谓语句形容词谓语句名词谓语句主谓谓语句主谓何谓谓言主谓短语罗谓娑迦遮延意谓谓词

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三 Scroll 3 237
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十下 班彪列傳 Volume 40b: Biography of Ban Biao 2 174
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十九 張衡列傳 Volume 59: Biography of Zhang Heng 129
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十一 Scroll 11 126
Er Ya 《爾雅》 《釋器》 Explanation of Utensils 120
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十八 Scroll 18 116
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十上 班彪列傳 Volume 40a: Biography of Ban Biao 1 112
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五 Scroll 5 109
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 108
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 108

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
君子谓 君子謂 君子謂 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 8
使谓 使謂 使謂楚文王曰 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 5
谓君 謂君 其謂君撫小民以信 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 4
时谓 時謂 時謂巫風 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 伊訓 Shang Shu - Instructions of Yi 4
人谓 人謂 晉人謂之鄂侯 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 3
谓子 謂子 秦伯謂子桑 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 3
帝谓 帝謂 帝謂文王 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧皇矣 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Huang Yi 3
谓礼 謂禮 子父不奸之謂禮 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 3
谓文王 謂文王 帝謂文王 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧皇矣 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Huang Yi 3
伯谓 伯謂 秦伯謂郤芮曰 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 3