Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

扫 (掃) sǎo

  1. sǎo verb to sweep / to clear away
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 扫地 'sweep the floor' (CCD '扫' 1; FE 1 '掃' 1; Guoyu '掃' v 1; Unihan '掃'; XHZD 1 '扫' 1)
  2. sǎo verb to exterminate / to wipe out
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 消除 or 消灭 (CCD '扫' 2; FE 1 '掃' 2; Guoyu '掃' v 2; Unihan '掃')
  3. sǎo adverb totally
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (CCD '扫' 4; FE 1 '掃' 3; XHZD 1 '扫' 3)
  4. sǎo noun a broom
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (FE 2 '掃'; XHZD 2 '扫' 1)
  5. sǎo verb to move right and left / to scan / to pass over
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 掠过 (CCD '扫' 3; FE 1 '掃' 5; Guoyu '掃' v 4)
  6. sǎo verb to paint
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 涂抹 (FE 1 '掃' 4; Guoyu '掃' v 3)
  7. sǎo verb to ruin / to corrupt
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 败坏 (Guoyu '掃' v 5)
  8. sǎo verb to write
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 书写 (Guoyu '掃' v 6)

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷26 志第21 百官上 Volume 26 Treatises 21: Government Offices 1 11
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷113 官氏志九 Volume 113 Treatise 9: Official Ranks 8
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《子張第十九》 Commentary on Zi Zhang XIX 7
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 7
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷93 恩幸:王叡 王仲興 寇猛 趙修 茹皓 趙邕 侯剛等 Volume 93: Favorites of Nobles - Wang Rui, Wang Zhongxing, Kou Meng, Zhao Xiu, Ru Hao, Zhao Yong, Hou Gang, and others 6
Book of Liang 《梁書》 卷一 本紀第一 武帝上 Volume 1: Emperor Wu 1 6
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十三 志第三 天文下 Volume 13 Treatises 3: Astronomy Part Three 6
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷11 志第6 禮儀六 Volume 11 Treatises 6: Rites 6 6
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷三十九 志第二十九 百官上 Volume 39 Treatises 29: Officials 1 5
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷19下 景穆十二王下 Volume 19c: Emperor Jingmu Twelve Princes 3 5


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
洒扫 灑掃 當洒掃 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 19. 《子張》 Zi Zhang 17
扫清 掃清 掃清萬里 Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十七 杜欒劉李劉謝列傳 Volume 57: Biographies of Du, Luan, Liu, Li, Liu, Xie 9
扫灭 掃滅 掃滅象也 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷二十七下之下 五行志 Volume 27e: Treatise on the Five Elements 5 8
扫平 掃平 掃平區域 Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二 帝紀第二 世宗景帝 太祖文帝 Volume 2, Annals 2: Emperor Jing; Emperor Wen 8
遂扫 遂掃 遂掃厥庭 Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四 孝和孝殤帝紀 Volume 4: Annals of Emperor Xiaohe; Emperor Xiaoshang 5
彗星扫 彗星掃 彗星扫太微宫 Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第十二 天文下 桓三十八 靈二十 獻九 隕石 Volume 102: Astronomy Part Three 4
扫东 掃東 掃東井 Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷一百一十三 載記第十三 苻堅上 Volume 113 Records 13: Fu Jian Part One 3
扫定 掃定 義旗以三月二日掃定京都 Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十八 志第十八 五行中 Volume 28 Treatises 18: Five Elements Part Two 3
进扫 進掃 風伯進掃 Han Feizi 《韓非子》 十過第十 Chapter 10: Ten Faults 3
扫洒 掃灑 曰備掃灑 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 3