Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

bǔ bo

  1. noun divination / fortune telling
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Especially, with turtle shell or ox bone (ABC 'bǔ' 卜 bf 3; Guoyu '卜' n 1; Unihan '卜')
  2. verb to divine / to foretell
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: For example, in the 《尚書》 Book of Documents, 金縢 Metal-bound Coffer: 卜三龜 'divined with the three tortoise-shells' (trans. by Legge 1865; ABC 'bǔ' 卜 bf 1; Guoyu '卜' v 1; Kroll '卜'; NCCED '卜' 1)
  3. proper noun Bu
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '卜' n 5)
  4. noun Kangxi radical 25
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: Prophesy (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7; Guoyu '卜' n 6)
  5. bo bound form a turnip
    Domain: Food and Drink 饮食 , Concept: Vegetable 蔬菜
    Notes: (NCCED '卜' bo)
  6. noun a prophesy
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Unihan '卜')
  7. verb to choose / to select
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (ABC 'bǔ' 卜 bf 2; Guoyu '卜' v 3; NCCED '卜' 2)
  8. noun an oracle
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Someone who practices 问卜 divination (ABC 'bǔ' 卜 bf 4; Guoyu '卜' n 3)
  9. noun the role of an old lady
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In ancient drama (Guoyu '卜' n 4)

Contained in

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Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
卜郊 卜郊 四卜郊 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 19
改卜 改卜 改卜牛 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 17
四卜 四卜 四卜郊 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 13
卜牛 卜牛 改卜牛 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 13
三卜 三卜 三卜郊不從 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 10
卜偃 卜偃 卜偃曰 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 閔公 Lord Min 7
五卜 五卜 五卜郊不從 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 5
卜人 卜人 卜人曰 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 5
卜曰 卜曰 卜曰三百年 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 4
违卜 違卜 各非敢違卜 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 盤庚下 Shang Shu - Pan Geng III 4