Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

谓 (謂) wèi

  1. wèi verb to call
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 叫做; 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 (Guoyu '謂' v 3; Kroll '謂' 3; Pulleyblank 1995, pp. 33-34).
  2. wèi verb to discuss / to comment on / to speak of / to tell about
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    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 (Guoyu '謂' v 1; Kroll '謂' 2; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 33).
  3. wèi verb to speak to / to address
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 告诉 (Guoyu '謂' v 2; Kroll '謂' 1)
  4. wèi verb to treat as / to regard as
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '謂' 4)
  5. wèi verb introducing a condition situation
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '謂' 5)
  6. wèi verb to speak to / to address
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 告诉 (Guoyu '謂' v 2; Kroll '謂' 1)
  7. wèi verb to think
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 认为 or 以为 (Guoyu '謂' v 6)
  8. wèi verb for / is to be
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 是 or 为 (Guoyu '謂' v 7)
  9. wèi verb to make / to cause
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 使 or 让 (Guoyu '謂' v 8)
  10. wèi preposition and
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 与、和 (Guoyu '謂' prep)
  11. wèi noun principle / reason
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 道理 or 意义; For example, 无谓 'for no reason' (Guoyu '謂' n 1)
  12. wèi proper noun Wei
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '謂' n 2)

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无谓

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
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
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五 Scroll 5 108

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
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
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
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
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