Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

诗 (詩) shī

  1. shī noun poem / verse
    Domain: Literature 文学
    Notes: (ABC '诗'; CED '诗'; NCCED '诗')
  2. shī noun shi / lyric poetry
    Domain: Literature 文学 , Subdomain: China 中国 , Concept: Genre 体裁
    Notes: Literally, 'poem,' shi poetry is a form of poetry that first arose in the Eastern Han and is characterized by fixed length lines with rhyming even length linges. Representative examples are the poems in the collection Poems in which I Sing of my Deepest Feelings 咏怀 by Ruan Ji 阮籍 210-263 CE (Rouzer 2017, p. 348; Idema and Haft 1997, p. 114; Knechtges 2015, p. 380).
  3. shī proper noun Shijing / Book of Odes / Book of Songs
    Domain: Literature 文学 , Subdomain: China 中国 , Concept: Book 书
    Notes: An abbreviation for the Shijing 诗经, an early collection of Chinese poems from circa 1000 to 600 BCE (Idema and Haft 1997, p. 94)
  4. shī noun poetry
    Domain: Literature 文学
    Notes: (ABC '诗'; CED '诗'; NCCED '诗')

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇八 志第一百六十一 藝文七 Volume 208 Treatises 161: Arts and Literature 7 333
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇九 志第一百六十二 藝文八 Volume 209 Treatises 162: Arts and Literature 8 176
History of Ming 《明史》 卷九十九 志第七十五 藝文四 Volume 99 Treatises 75: Arts and Literature 4 143
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷六十     志第五十   藝文四 Volume 60 Treatises 56: The Arts 4 124
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二十 Scroll 20 99
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷一百六十六 列傳第一百十六: 元稹 白居易 Volume 166 Biographies 116: Yuan Zhen, Bai Juyi 72
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二十九 Scroll 29 57
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二十三 Scroll 23 57
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇二 志第一百五十五 藝文一 Volume 202 Treatises 155: Arts and Literature 1 56
History of Ming 《明史》 卷九十六 志第七十二 藝文一 Volume 96 Treatises 72: Arts and Literature 1 51


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
诗云 詩雲 詩云 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 80
诗言 詩言 詩言志 Book of Documents 《尚書》 虞書 舜典 Yu Shu - Canon of Shun 10
诗所谓 詩所謂 詩所謂 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 8
诗三百 詩三百 詩三百 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng 7
言诗 言詩 始可與言詩已矣 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1. 《學而》 Xue Er 7
诵诗 誦詩 誦詩三百 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 13. 《子路》 Zi Lu 6
诗风 詩風 詩風兼秦 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷二十八下 地理志 Volume 28b: Treatise on Geography 2 6
学诗 學詩 學詩乎 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 16. 《季氏》 Ji Shi 6
受诗 受詩 從博士受詩 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張丞相列傳》 Biography of Chancellor Zhang 5
诗三 詩三 高祖過沛詩三侯之章 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《樂書》 Music 5