Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

五刑 wǔxíng

wǔxíng noun imperial five punishments of feudal China
Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
Notes: Up to Han times: tattooing characters on the forehead 墨[mo4], cutting off the nose 劓[yi4], amputation of one or both feet 刖[yue4], castration 宮|宫[gong1], execution 大辟[da4 pi4] / Han dynasty onwards: whipping 笞[chi1], beating the legs and buttocks with rough thorns 杖[zhang4], forced labor 徒[tu2], exile or banishment 流 , capital punishment 死 (CC-CEDICT '五刑')

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷三十 志第二十 刑法 Volume 30 Treatises 20: Punishment and Law 10
Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 呂刑 Zhou Shu - Marquis of Lu on Punishments 7
History of Ming 《明史》 卷九十三 志第六十九 刑法一 Volume 93 Treatises 69: Punishment and Law 1 6
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷二十三 刑法志 Volume 23: Treatise on Punishment and Law 5
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷111 刑罰志七 Volume 111 Treatise 7: Criminal Punishment 5
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷五十 志第三十: 刑法 Volume 50 Treatises 30: Punishment and Law 5
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷一百〇二 志第五十: 刑法一 Volume 102 Treatises 55: Punishment and Law 1 4
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 秋官司寇 第五 5. Office of Autumn and Minister of Justice 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou 4
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷五十六    志第四十六  刑法 Volume 56 Treatises 52: Punishment and Law 4

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
具五刑 具五刑 故謂之具五刑 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷二十三 刑法志 Volume 23: Treatise on Punishment and Law 9
备五刑 備五刑 安西李順備五刑之誅 Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷105之三 天象志一之三 Volume 105c Treatise 1: Celestial Phenomena 3 7
敬五刑 敬五刑 惟敬五刑 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 呂刑 Zhou Shu - Marquis of Lu on Punishments 7
宥五刑 宥五刑 流宥五刑 Book of Documents 《尚書》 虞書 舜典 Yu Shu - Canon of Shun 7
五刑五 五刑五 五刑五用哉 Book of Documents 《尚書》 虞書 皐陶謨 Yu Shu - Counsels of the Gao Yao 5
掌五刑 掌五刑 掌五刑之法 Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 秋官司寇 第五 5. Office of Autumn and Minister of Justice 3
五刑论 五刑論 具五刑論 History of Yuan 《元史》 卷八 本紀第八: 世祖五 Volume 8 Annals 8: Shizu 5 3
制五刑 製五刑 斷制五刑 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 呂刑 Zhou Shu - Marquis of Lu on Punishments 3
夫五刑 夫五刑 夫五刑之罪 Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷四 魏書四 三少帝紀 Volume 4: Book of Wei 4 - Annals of the three young emperors 2
五刑九 五刑九 五刑九伐 Old History of the Five Dynasties 《舊五代史》 卷一百四十 志2: 曆志 Volume 140: Treatises 2 Calendars 2