Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

fán

  1. fán adjective ordinary / common
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 平常 (Guoyu '凡' adj 1; Unihan '凡')
  2. fán noun an ordinary person
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: See 凡夫
  3. fán noun the ordinary world
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 尘世间 (Guoyu '凡' n 2)
  4. fán noun an outline
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 刚要 (Guoyu '凡' n 1)
  5. fán adjective secular
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 世俗 (Guoyu '凡' adj 2)
  6. fán adverb all
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 凡 is synonymous with 一切 in this sense. Usually, used to introduce a noun phrase in Literary Chinese. For example, 則凡可以得生者,何不用也? 'why should he not use every means by which he could preserve it [life]?' (Mengzi: 11.10/59/27; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 127; Unihan '凡')
  7. fán adverb altogether / in sum / in all / in total
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 凡 is synonymous with 总共 in this sense (Guoyu '凡' adv 1)
  8. fán noun ordinary people
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Synonymous with 凡人 in this sense in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 127).

Contained in

非凡凡是平凡自命不凡凡例凡事阿凡达凡间凡情凡人伊凡伊凡四世两个凡是凡夫凡庸凡俗科尔多凡凡圣凡圣同居土凡夫性凡愚举凡圣凡佛凡一体凡圣一如凡圣不二大凡凡百凡心凡高超凡不平凡凡响不同凡响凡尘凡近

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十三 志第二十三: 職官二 Volume 43 Treatises 23: Government Service 2 263
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十四 志第二十四: 職官三 Volume 44 Treatises 24: Government Service 3 162
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 春官宗伯 第三 3. Office of Spring and Minister of Rites 141
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 天官冢宰 第一 1. Office of the Heaven and Prime Minister 130
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 地官司徒 第二 2. Office of Earth and Minster of Education and Social Welfare 124
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 秋官司寇 第五 5. Office of Autumn and Minister of Justice 102
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三十三 志第九 曆三 Volume 33 Treatises 9: Calendar 3 89
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百六十三 志第一百十六 職官三 Volume 163 Treatises 116: Offical Posts 3 88
History of Ming 《明史》 卷七十二 志第四十八 職官一 Volume 72 Treatises 48: Official Posts 1 84
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷四十八    志第三十八  百官三 Volume 48 Treatises 43: Official Posts 3 68

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
凡诸侯 凡諸侯 凡諸侯同盟 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 13
凡伯 凡伯 凡伯刺厲王也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧板 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Ban 13
凡祭 凡祭 凡祭於公者 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 7
凡民 凡民 凡民有喪 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧谷風 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Gu Feng 6
凡执 凡執 凡執主器 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 5
凡君 凡君 凡君薨 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 5
凡在 凡在 凡在喪 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 5
凡师 凡師 凡師 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 5
使凡 使凡 天王使凡伯來聘 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 4
凡厥 凡厥 凡厥庶民 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 洪範 Zhou Shu - Great Plan 4