Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

yī Yī

  1. proper noun abbreviation for Iraq or Iran
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Geography 地理学
  2. proper noun Yi
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
  3. pronoun he / she
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 伊 was used as a third person pronoun in postclassical Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 80).
  4. proper noun Yi River
    Domain: Places 地方 , Subdomain: Henan 河南 , Concept: River 水名
    Notes: A river in Henan

Contained in


Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Bamboo Annals 《竹書紀年》 殷紀 Records of the Yin 29
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin 25
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷八十一 列傳第五十一 王遜 蔡豹 羊鑒 劉胤 桓宣 朱伺 毛寶 劉遐 鄧嶽 朱序 Volume 81 Biographies 51: Wang Xun; Cai Bao; Yang Jian; Liu Yin; Huan Xuan; Zhu Si; Mao Bao; Liu Xia; Deng Yue; Zhu Xu 22
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《萬章章句上》 Commentary on Wan Zhang I 20
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十四下 匈奴傳 Volume 94b: Traditions of the Xiongnu 2 17
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷四十七 Scroll 47 16
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷二百一十五下 列傳第一百四十下 突厥下 Volume 215b Biographies 140b: Tujie 2 15
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷八十八 西域傳 Volume 88: Treatise on the Western Regions 15
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷三十 魏書三十 烏丸鮮卑東夷傳 Volume 30: Book of Wei 30 - Biographies of the Wuhuan, Xianbei, and Dongyi 14
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十二 崔駰列傳 Volume 52: Biography of Cui Yin 13


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
伊尹 伊尹 伊尹去亳適夏 Book of Documents 《尚書》 夏書 胤征 Xia Shu - Punitive Expedition of Yin 114
伊阙 伊闕 報伊闕也 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 定公 Lord Ding 20
伊陟 伊陟 伊陟相大戊 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 咸有一德 Shang Shu - Common Possession of Pure Virtue 15
祖伊 祖伊 祖伊恐 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 西伯戡黎 Shang Shu - Chief of the west's Conquest of Li 7
伊雒 伊雒 伊雒之戎同伐京師 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 6
詒伊 詒伊 自詒伊阻 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧雄雉 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Xiong Zhi 4
伊耆 伊耆 伊耆氏始為蜡 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《郊特牲》 The Single Victim at the Border Sacrifices 4
问伊 問伊 湯問伊尹曰 Garden of Stories 《說苑》 卷一 君道 Chapter 1: The Way of the Ruler 4
辟伊 闢伊 辟伊闕 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十八 人間訓 Chapter 18: The Human World 4
伊枥 伊櫪 寺人惠牆伊戾 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 3