Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes


  1. cùn measure word a unit of length / inch / thumb
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: Equal to 10 分 in the Chinese Market System (Guoyu '寸' n 1; Unihan '寸')
  2. cùn noun Kangxi radical 41
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7; Guoyu '寸' n 4; Unihan '寸')
  3. cùn noun location on wrist where pulse is taken
    Domain: Chinese Medicine 中医
    Notes: Short for 寸口 (Guoyu '寸' n 2)
  4. cùn adjective small / tiny
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Unihan '寸')
  5. cùn proper noun Cun
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '寸' n 3)

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Song 《宋史》 卷七十六 志第二十九 律曆九 Volume 76 Treatises 29: Measures and Calendar 9 163
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第一 律曆上 律準 候氣 Volume 91: Rhythm and the Calendar Part One 133
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷五十二 志第四:  曆一 Volume 52 Treatises 5: Calendar 1 100
Book of Southern Qi 《南齊書》 卷十二 志第四 天文上 Volume 12 Treatises 4: Astronomy 1 95
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 冬官考工記 第六 6. Office of Winter and Inspection Records 92
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十一 志第一 律志序 Volume 11 Treatises 1: Lu Treatises Preface 86
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十五 志第十五: 天文上 Volume 35 Treatises 15: Astronomy 1 83
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷四十八 志第一:  天文一 Volume 48 Treatises 1: Astronomy 1 83
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百四十九 志第一百〇二 輿服一 Volume 149 Treatises 102: Carriages and Clothes 1 70
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷三十一    志第二十一  天文一 Volume 31 Treatises 25: Astronomy 1 68