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  1. noun reason / logic / truth
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: As in 合理 'reasonable' (ABC 'lǐ' 理 bf 2; NCCED '理' 6)
  2. verb to manage
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 管理 (ABC 'lǐ' 理 bf 5; NCCED '理' 2)
  3. verb to pay attention to / to take notice of / to regard others with a certain attitude
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '理' 3)
  4. verb to work jade / to remove jade from ore
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Etymology: 理:治玉也。(Shuo Wen; NCCED '理' 1)
  5. bound form a natural science
    Domain: Science 科学
    Notes: As in 物理 'physics' (ABC 'lǐ' 理 bf 3; NCCED '理' 7)
  6. noun law / principle / theory / inner principle or structure
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Form 形态
    Notes: As in 道理 (ABC 'lǐ' 理 bf 4)
  7. verb to acknowledge / to respond / to answer
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 理 is synonymous with 答理 in this sense (ABC 'lǐ' 理 v2).
  8. noun a judge
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 理 is synonymous with 法官 in this sense.
  9. noun li / moral principle
    Domain: Confucianism 儒家
    Notes: A concept in Neo-Confucian thought (Yao, 2000, p. 148)
  10. verb to tidy up / to put in order
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (ABC 'lǐ' 理 v 1; NCCED '理' 4)
  11. noun grain / texture
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: in wood, as in 纹理 (ABC 'lǐ' 理 bf 1; NCCED '理' 5)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
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
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 24
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句下》 Commentary on Li Lou II 16
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 16
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《為政第二》 Commentary on Wei Zheng II 12
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《里仁第四》 Commentary on Li Ren IV 8
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《述而第七》 Commentary on Shu Er VII 8
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《八佾第三》 Commentary on Ba Yi III 8
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句下》 Commentary on Jin Xin II 8
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《陽貨第十七》 Commentary on Yang Huo XVII 8

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SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
理发 理發 理發諸外 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《樂記》 Record of Music 2

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
萬物 《禮器》 Rites in the Formation of Character in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《內則》 The Pattern of the Family in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
長幼男女 《樂記》 Record of Music in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 6
《祭義》 The Meaning of Sacrifices in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《在宥》 Letting Be, and Exercising Forbearance in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《刻意》 Ingrained Ideas in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《繕性》 Correcting the Nature in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
明天 《秋水》 The Floods of Autumn in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
萬物 《知北遊》 Knowledge Rambling in the North in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
使 Selections from Han Feizi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
遠近 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 5
報仇 《呂太后本紀》Annals of Empress Dowager Lü in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
不能群生 《孝文本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowen Emperor in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
禮義所以 《書‧禮書》 Treatises - Rites in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《卷一‧序》 Scroll 1, Preface in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 2
《玉部》 Yù Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 3
《龠部》 Yuè Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《𧮫部》Jué Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《言部》 Yán Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《大學章句序》 Preface to Commentary on Great Learning in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
萬事 《大學章句》 Commentary on Great Learning in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 7
天下 《中庸章句序》 Preface to Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 2
《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 29