Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

  1. adverb Kangxi radical 80
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Alternate form for 母
  2. verb to not have
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 毋 appears instead of 無 sometimes in Classical Chinese as a negative copula in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 107).
  3. adverb do not
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 毋 in a prohibitive sense in imperative sentences in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 138).

Contained in

毋宁宁缺毋滥

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months 61
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 46
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《龜策列傳》 Biographies of Diviners 29
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《趙世家》 House of Zhao 26
Guanzi 《管子》 重令第十五 Chapter 15: Important Edicts 24
Guanzi 《管子》 八觀第十三 Chapter 13: Eight Observations 24
Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷五 時則訓 Chapter 5: Seasonal Standards 21
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百八十六 志第一百三十九 食貨下八 Volume 186 Treatises 139: Finance and Economics 2h 20
History of Song 《宋史》 卷三十五 本紀第三十五 孝宗三 Volume 35 Annals 35: Xiaozong 3 20
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百六十 志第一百十三 選舉六 Volume 160 Treatises 113: Selection and appointment of Officials 6 19