xiàng

  1. xiàng noun figure; image; appearance
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 形状 (ABC 'xiàng' 象 bf 1; Guoyu '象' n 2; Kroll 2015 '象' 2; NCCED '象' 2; Unihan '象')
  2. xiàng noun elephant
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Concept: Animal 动物
    Notes: In the sense of 大象. Measure word: 头 individual, 只 individual, or 群 group. Also used in this sense in classical Chinese. For example, in ”Shuo Wen Jie Zi”, Scroll 10 說文解字‧卷十: 象:長鼻牙,南越大獸 'Elephant: a large beast from Nanyue [Vietnam] with a long snout and tusks.' (ABC 'xiàng' 象 n; Guoyu '象' n 1; Kroll 2015 '象' 1; NCCED '象' 1; Unihan '象')
  3. xiàng noun ivory
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '象' 1; Unihan '象')
  4. xiàng verb to be like; to seem
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 相似, same as 像 (Guoyu '象' v 1)
  5. xiàng noun premier
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A piece in Chinese chess (NCCED '象' 4)
  6. xiàng noun a representation; an icon; an effigy
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '象' 2b)
  7. xiàng noun phenomena
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 天象 celestial phenomena (Kroll 2015 '象' 2c)
  8. xiàng noun a decree; an ordinance; a law
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 法令 or 法律 (Guoyu '象' n 3)
  9. xiàng noun image commentary
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A short passage in the 易經 ”Book of Changes” interpreting an image (Guoyu '象' n 3; Schaberg 2017, p. 180)
  10. xiàng noun a kind of weapon
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: With a sharp point, used in ancient China in war and dancing. For example, in the 詩經·周頌·維清 ”Book of Songs”, Sacrificial odes of Zhou - Qing Miao: 奏象舞也 'with music for the xiang dance' (Guoyu '象' n 5)
  11. xiàng proper noun Xiang
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '象' n 6)
  12. xiàng verb to imitate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 效法 (ABC 'xiàng' 象 bf 2; Guoyu '象' v 2; Kroll 2015 '象' 2a; NCCED '象' 3). For example, in the 左傳·昭公 ”Zuo Zhuan”, Lord Zhao: 言則而象之也 'This is saying that he followed the example and took it as a model' (Durant 2016, p. 1380).

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