宁 (寧) níng nìng

  1. níng proper noun Nanjing
    Domain: Places 地方 , Subdomain: Ningxia 宁夏 , Concept: City 城市
    Notes: Another name for 南京 (Guoyu '寧' 1; XHZD '宁' 4)
  2. nìng adverb rather
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 宁 expressed a preference for one alternative over the other in this sense in Literary Chinese. For example, 禮,與其奢也,寧儉 'In festive ceremonies, it is better to be sparing than extravagant.' (Lunyu: 3.4/5/1, translation by Legge; Guoyu '寧' adv 1; Kroll '寧' nìng 1; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 125; XHZD '宁' nìng 1)
  3. níng adjective peaceful
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 安宁 (Guoyu '寧' adj; Kroll '寧' 1; Unihan '寧'; XHZD '宁' 1)
  4. níng noun repose / serenity / peace
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Unihan '寧')
  5. níng verb to pacify
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 平息 (Guoyu '寧' v 3; XHZD '宁' 3)
  6. níng verb to return home
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 回家 (Guoyu '寧' v 2)
  7. nìng proper noun Ning
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (XHZD '宁' nìng 2)
  8. níng verb to visit
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 省视 (Guoyu '寧' v 1; Kroll '寧' 2)
  9. níng verb to mourn for parents
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '寧' 3)
  10. nìng adverb in this way
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '寧' nìng 3)
  11. nìng adverb don't tell me ...
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 豈 or 难道 (Guoyu '寧' adv 2)
  12. nìng adverb unexpectedly
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 乃 or 竟然 (Guoyu '寧' adv 3)
  13. níng proper noun Ningxia
    Domain: Places 地方 , Subdomain: Ningxia 宁夏 , Concept: Autonomous Region 自治区
    Notes: Another name for 宁夏 (Guoyu '寧' 2)
  14. nìng particle particle without meaning
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '寧' particle)

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