Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

盖 (蓋) gě hé gài

  1. gài noun lid / top / cover
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Form 形态
    Notes: (Guoyu '蓋' gài n 2; Unihan '蓋'; XHZD '盖' 1)
  2. gài verb to build
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 建 (Guoyu '蓋' gài v 4; XHZD '盖' 4)
  3. proper noun Ge
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '蓋' gě n 1)
  4. gài noun a hindrance / an obstacle / nivāraṇa / nīvaraṇāni
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: nivāraṇa, Pāli: nīvaraṇāni (BL 'nivāraṇa')
  5. gài conjunction because
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Synonymous with 因为 and 由于 in this sense, used to begin a sentence (Guoyu '蓋' gài conj 1; XHZD '盖' 6-2)
  6. gài adverb roughly / approximately
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Synonymous with 大概 in this sense (Guoyu '蓋' gài adv; XHZD '盖' 6-3)
  7. gài conjunction but / yet
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Synonymous with 却 and 则 in this sense (Guoyu '蓋' gài conj 2; XHZD '盖' 6-1)
  8. gài adjective probably / about
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 盖 may be used as an introductory particle to affirm the truth or to open the possibility of doubt (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 124). For example, 蓋有之矣,我未之見也。 'Should there possibly be any such case, I have not seen it.' (Lunyu: 4.6/7/19, translation by Legge)
  9. gài verb to cover / to hide / to protect
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '蓋' gài v 1; Unihan '蓋')
  10. gài noun an umbrella / a canopy
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (XHZD '盖' 2)
  11. gài noun a shell
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (XHZD '盖' 5)
  12. gài noun sogon grass
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 茅草 (Guoyu '蓋' gài n 1)
  13. gài verb to add to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, to add a seal to a document (Guoyu '蓋' gài v 2)
  14. gài verb to surpass
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 超越 (Guoyu '蓋' gài v 3)
  15. gài verb to chatter
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 吹牛 or 胡扯 (Guoyu '蓋' gài v 4)
  16. adverb why
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 为何 (Guoyu '蓋' hé adv 1)
  17. adverb why not
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 何不 (Guoyu '蓋' hé adv 2)
  18. proper noun Ge
    Domain: History 历史 , Subdomain: China 中国 , Concept: Place Name 地名
    Notes: A historic place located in present-day Shandong (Guoyu '蓋' gě n 1)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三十一 志第七 曆一 Volume 31 Treatises 7: Calendar 1 41
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五 Scroll 5 34
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷六 Scroll 6 33
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷63 列傳第28 樊子蓋 史祥 元壽 楊義臣 衞玄 劉權 Volume 63 Biographies 28: Fan Zigai, Shi Xiang, Yuan Shou, Yang Yichen, Wei Xuan, Liu Quan 32
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷10 志第5 禮儀五 Volume 10 Treatises 5: Rites 5 32
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷19 志第14 天文上 Volume 19 Treatises 14: Astronomy 1 32
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 29
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三 Scroll 3 28
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷七十六 列傳第六十四: 段文振 來護兒 樊子蓋 周羅睺 周法尚 衞玄 劉權 李景 薛世雄 Volume 76 Biographies 64: Duan Wenzhen, Lai Hu'er, Fan Zigai, Zhou Luohou, Zhou Fashang, Wei Xuan, Liu Quan, Li Jing, Xue Shixiong 28
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷七 Scroll 7 27

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
子盖 子蓋 吾聞子蓋將不欲立我也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 4
执盖 執蓋 使華寅肉袒執蓋 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 4
盖幂 蓋冪 蓋幂加勺 The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 大射 第七 7. The great archery meet (state level) 4
盖言 蓋言 子蓋言子之志於公乎 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I 2
盖云海 蓋雲海 蓋云歸哉 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧魚藻之什‧黍苗 Minor odes of the kingdom - Yu Zao Zhi Shen - Shu Miao 2
盖藏 蓋藏 命百官謹蓋藏 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months 2
盖降 蓋降 以盖降 The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 公食大夫禮 第九 9. Rites of the gong feasting a great officer 2
盖用 蓋用 君蓋用漆 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《喪大記》 The Greater Record of Mourning Rites 2
欲盖 欲蓋 欲蓋而章 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 序 Preface 2
盖战 蓋戰 此蓋戰也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 2