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

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
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
Er Ya 《爾雅》 《釋器》 Explanation of Utensils 120
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十上 班彪列傳 Volume 40a: Biography of Ban Biao 1 112
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 108
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 108
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第三 律曆下 曆法 Volume 93: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Three 106
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷一 東周 Chapter 1: Eastern Zhou 103
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 冬官考工記 第六 6. Office of Winter and Inspection Records 99
Guoyu 《國語》 周語下 Discourses of Zhou III 99

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
时谓 時謂 時謂巫風 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 伊訓 Shang Shu - Instructions of Yi 4
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
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
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
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
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