Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

bǔ bo

  1. noun divination / fortune telling
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    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: Literary Chinese 文言文
    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: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Food and Drink 饮食 , Concept: Vegetable 蔬菜
    Notes: (NCCED '卜' bo)
  6. noun a prophesy
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Unihan '卜')
  7. verb to choose / to select
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'bǔ' 卜 bf 2; Guoyu '卜' v 3; NCCED '卜' 2)
  8. noun an oracle
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    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: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In ancient drama (Guoyu '卜' n 4)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Liao 《遼史》 卷七十 表第八: 屬國表 Volume 70 Tables 8: Vassal States 91
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《龜策列傳》 Biographies of Diviners 73
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三百三十一 列傳第二百十九 西域三 Volume 331 Biographies 219: Western Regions 3 53
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十一回 Chapter 21 48
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三百十一 列傳第一百九十九 四川土司一 Volume 311 Biographies 199: Sichuan Tribal Headmen 1 29
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三百二十七 列傳第二百十五 外國八 韃靼 Volume 327 Biographies 215: Foreign States 8 28
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二百三十九 列傳第一百二十七 張臣 董一元 杜桐 蕭如薰 達雲 官秉忠 柴國柱 李懷信 Volume 239 Biographies 127: Zhang Chen, Dong Yiyuan, Du Tong, Xiao Ruxun, Da Yun, Guan Bingzhong, Chai Guozhu, Li Huaixin 27
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 26
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 24
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷八十九 列傳第七十七: 藝術上 Volume 89 Biographies 77: Diviners 1 23

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
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
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