Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

自来 (自來) zì lái

  1. zì lái adverb from the beginning / originally
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: In the sense of 本来 (CC-CEDICT '自來'; Guoyu '自來')
  2. zì lái phrase to come of one's own accord
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CC-CEDICT '自來')
  3. zì lái phrase to come personally
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Dien 2014, p. 65)

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百九十六 志第一百四十九 兵十 Volume 196 Treatises 149: Military 10 5
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五十四 Scroll 54 5
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷一百〇三 載記第三 劉曜 Volume 103 Records 3: Liu Yao 4
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷九十五 列傳第五十五 索虜 Volume 95 Biographies 55: Suo Lu 3
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百九十 志第一百四十三 兵四 Volume 190 Treatises 143: Military 4 3
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷四十 Scroll 40 3
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百八十三 志第一百三十六 食貨下五 Volume 183 Treatises 136: Finance and Economics 2e 2
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷四十五 列傳第五 王鎮惡 檀韶 向靖 劉懷慎 劉粹 Volume 45 Biographies 5: Wang Zhen E, Tan Shao, Xiang Jing, Liu Huaishen, Liu Cui 2
History of Jin 《金史》 卷八  本紀第八: 世宗下 Volume 8 Annals 8: Shizong 3 2
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十七 班梁列傳 Volume 47: Biographies of Ban, Liang 2