Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

药 (藥) yào

  1. yào noun a pharmaceutical / medication / medicine / a drug / a remedy
    Domain: Health 健康
    Notes: Used in both literary and modern Chinese (ABC 'yào' n; NCCED '药' 1). For example, in literary Chinese, 種種藥草。合和米麯甘蔗汁中。能變成酒。 'Take many kinds of medicinal herbs and mix them together with rice, yeast, and sugar cane juice and they will turn into wine.' (Collection of Meanings and Terms in Translation, Scroll 3, T 2131 《翻譯名義集‧卷第三》)
  2. yào noun a chemical
    Domain: Health 健康
    Notes: Used in both literary and modern Chinese. For example, 火药 'gunpowder' (ABC 'yào' n; NCCED '药' 4)
  3. yào verb to cure
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (ABC 'yào' v; NCCED '药' 2)
  4. yào verb to poison
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (ABC 'yào' n/v; NCCED '药' 3)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十四 志第二十四: 職官三 Volume 44 Treatises 24: Government Service 3 28
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二百九十九 列傳第一百八十七 方伎 Volume 299 Biographies 187: Divination 24
History of Song 《宋史》 卷四百六十二 列傳第二百二十一 方技下 賀蘭棲眞 柴通玄 甄棲眞 楚衍 僧志言 僧懷丙 許希 龐安時 錢乙 僧智緣 郭天信 魏漢津 王老志 王仔昔 林靈素 皇甫坦 王克明 莎衣道人 孫守榮 Volume 462 Biographies 221: Medicine and Divination 2 - He Lanqizhen, Chai Tongxuan, Zhen Qizhen, Chu Yan, Seng Zhiyan, Seng Huaibing, Xu Xi, Pang Anshi, Qian Yi, Seng Zhiyuan, Guo Tianxin, Wei Hanjin, Wang Laozhi, Wang Zixi, Lin Lingsu, Huang Futan, Wang Keming, Sha Yidaoren, Sun Shourong 22
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷34 志第29 經籍三 Volume 34 Treatises 29: Bibliography 3 22
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇七 志第一百六十 藝文六 Volume 207 Treatises 160: Arts and Literature 6 21
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷七十二 列傳第二十二: 虞世南 李百藥 褚亮 Volume 72 Biographies 22: Yu Shinian, Li Baiyao, Chuliang 20
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷五十九    志第四十九  藝文三 Volume 59 Treatises 55: The Arts 3 18
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十九 魏書二十九 方技傳 Volume 29: Book of Wei 29 - Biographies of fangshis and artisans 18
History of Song 《宋史》 卷四百六十一 列傳第二百二十 方技上 趙修己 王處訥子:熙元 苗訓子:守信 馬韶 楚芝蘭 韓顯符 史序 周克明 劉翰 王懷隱 趙自化 馮文智 沙門洪蘊 蘇澄隱 丁少微 趙自然 Volume 461 Biographies 220: Medicine and Divination 1 - Zhao Xiuji, Wang Chunezi:xiyuan, Miao Xun and son: Shouxin, Ma Shao, Chu Zhilan, Han Xianfu, Shi Xu, Zhou Keming, Liu Han, Wang Huaiyin, Zhao Zihua, Feng Wenzhi, Sha Menhongyun, Su Chengyin, Ding Shaowei, Zhao Ziran 17
History of Ming 《明史》 卷七十四 志第五十 職官三 Volume 74 Treatises 50: Official Posts 3 16

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
饮药 飲藥 飲藥 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 25
药杀 藥殺 止進藥而藥殺也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 9
药自杀 藥自殺 乃飲藥自殺 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《齊悼惠王世家》 House of Prince Daohui of Qi 8
进药 進藥 止進藥而藥殺也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 6
药死 藥死 遂飲藥死 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《袁盎鼂錯列傳》 Biographies of Yuan Ang and Chao Cuo 6
百药 百藥 聚畜百藥 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months 5
药齐 藥齊 而事化丹沙諸藥齊為黃金矣 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孝武本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowu Emperor 4
勺药 勺藥 贈之以勺藥 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧溱洧 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Zhen Wei 4
药可 藥可 蓬萊藥可得 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 4
尝药 嚐藥 許世子不知嘗藥 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 4