tiān

  1. tiān noun day
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: time
    Notes: For example, 昨天 yesterday (CC-CEDICT '天'; FE '天' 4, p. 276; Guoyu '天' n 2; GHC '天' 7).
  2. tiān measure word day
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity
    Notes: For example, in spoken Chinese, 你帮几天忙好了 'Please help for a few days' (Lao She, 2003, p. 176; CC-CEDICT '天'; FE '天' 4, p. 276; Guoyu '天' n 10)
  3. tiān noun heaven
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Religion
    Notes: Heaven is understood to be above the human world. For example, 天人合一 'the harmonious oneness of Heaven and humanity' (Yao 2000, p. 140; FE '天' 2, p. 276; Guoyu '天' n 8; Kroll 2015 '天' 2).
  4. tiān noun a deva / a god
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Religion
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: deva (male), devī (female), same in Pali (BL 'deva'; Kroll 2015 '天' 5)
  5. tiān noun nature
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 天然 (FE '天' 3, p. 276; Guoyu '天' n 6; Kroll 2015 '天' 4; GHC '天' 2).
  6. tiān noun sky
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Nature
    Notes: In the sense of 天空, for example, 蓝天 'blue sky.' (XHW 2016-02-04; CC-CEDICT '天'; FE '天' 1, p. 276; Guoyu '天' n, 1; Kroll 2015 '天' 1; GHC '天' 1).
  7. tiān noun weather
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 天气 (FE '天' 5, p. 276; Guoyu '天' n 5; Kroll 2015 '天' 1a; GHC '天' 6).
  8. tiān noun father / husband
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (FE '天' 6, p. 276)
  9. tiān noun a necessity
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (FE '天' 7, p. 276; Guoyu '天' n 9)
  10. tiān noun season
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 春天 spring (Guoyu '天' n 4)
  11. tiān noun destiny
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 富贵在天 wealth and nobility are decided by destiny (Guoyu '天' n 7)
  12. tiān proper noun Heavenly Realm
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Heaven is understood to be above the human world. For example, 四天下眾生 'the beings under the four heavens (T 227, Scroll 3 小品般若波羅蜜經). FGS translation standard: Heavenly Realm (Tzu Chuang 2012, p. 266).
  13. tiān adjective very high / sky high [prices]
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '天' adj 2)
  14. tiān adverb very
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 很 or 非常 (Guoyu '天' adv)

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