1. noun a man; a male adult
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CCD '夫' fū 2; Guoyu '夫' fū n 1; Kroll 2015 '夫' fū 1, p. 117; Unihan '夫'; XHZD '夫' fū 1)
  2. pronoun this; that; those
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Demonstrative 指示代词
    Notes: 夫 was also used as a demonstrative pronoun in preclassical and classical Chinese, in the sense of 此 or 彼 (CCD '夫' fú 1; Guoyu '夫' fú adj; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 89; Unihan '夫').
  3. particle now; still
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Modal Particle 语气助词
    Notes: In Literary Chinese 夫 may be placed at the start of a sentence to introduce a topic (CCD '夫' fú 3; Guoyu '夫' fú particle 1; Kroll 2015 '夫' fú 1, p. 117; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 74; XHZD '夫' fú 1).
  4. particle is it not?; final particle
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Modal Particle 语气助词
    Notes: In this sense 夫 may be used to form questions in Literary Chinese (Guoyu '夫' fú particle 2; Kroll 2015 '夫' fū 2, p. 117; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 145; ; XHZD '夫' fú 2).
  5. noun husband
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 丈夫 (CCD '夫' fū 1; Guoyu '夫' fū n 3; Kroll 2015 '夫' fū 1a, p. 117; Unihan '夫'; XHZD '夫' fū 2)
  6. noun a person
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a noun suffix (Guoyu '夫' fū n 2; Kroll 2015 '夫' fū 3, p. 117)
  7. noun someone who does manual work
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 渔夫 'fisherman' or 农夫 'farmer' (CCD '夫' fū 3; Guoyu '夫' fū n 4).
  8. noun a hired worker
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CCD '夫' fū 4).
  9. pronoun he
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A personal pronoun, in the sense of 他 (CCD '夫' fú 2; Guoyu '夫' fú pronoun; Kroll 2015 '夫' fú 2, p. 117)

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