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)

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
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
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《扁鵲倉公列傳》 Biographies of Bian Que and the Duke of Cang 16
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷六十七 列傳第二十七 謝靈運 Volume 67 Biographies 27: Xie Lingyun 9
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷二十一 志第十一 樂三 Volume 21 Treatises 11: Music 3 9
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 8
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷十七 楚四 Chapter 17: Chu IV 8
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷九十四 列傳第六十四 隱逸 Volume 94 Biographies 64: Hermits and Recluses 7
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十七下 外戚傳 Volume 97a: The Empresses and Imperial Affines 2 6
Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 6
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 天官冢宰 第一 1. Office of the Heaven and Prime Minister 5

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
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
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
药酒 藥酒 夫藥酒忠言 Han Feizi 《韓非子》 外儲說左上第三十二 Chapter 32: A Collection of Sayings III 4