语 (語) yǔ yù

  1. noun dialect / language / speech
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 语言 (CCD '语' 1; FE '語' 1; Guoyu '語' n 1)
  2. verb to speak / to tell
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 语 is synonymous with 说话 in this sense. Etymology - Shuo Wen: 語:論也。 For example, 默默不语 'to keep siltent and not speak' (CCD '语' 2; Guoyu '語' v 1; FE '語' 5)
  3. noun verse / writing
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (FE '語' 2; Guoyu '語' n 2)
  4. verb to speak / to tell
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '語' yù)
  5. noun proverbs / common sayings / old expressions
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 古语、谚语、俗语 (CCD '语' 3; FE '語' 3; Guoyu '語' n 3)
  6. noun a signal
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CCD '语' 4; FE '語' 4; Guoyu '語' n 4)
  7. verb to chirp / to tweet
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Of bird and insects (Guoyu '語' v 2)

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