Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

xī cuò

  1. adjective past / former times
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Often begins a sentence that ends in 者 to mean 'formerly' in Literary Chinese (Guoyu '昔' adj; Kroll '昔' 1; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 119; Unihan '昔'; XHZD '昔')
  2. proper noun Xi
    Domain: Names 名字
    Notes: (Guoyu '昔' n 2)
  3. cuò adjective rough / coarse
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 粗糙 (Guoyu '昔' cuò)
  4. noun night
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 夕 (Guoyu '昔' n 1; Kroll '昔' 2)

Contained in

往昔昔日昔叶波昔时宿昔今昔古昔昔阳昔年

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷六十一 志第十三:  地理四 Volume 61 Treatises 14: Geography 4 36
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二 魏書二 文帝紀 Volume 2: Book of Wei 2 - Annals of Emperor Wen 35
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 31
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷四十二 Scroll 42 25
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十一 魏書二十一 王衛二劉傅傳 Volume 21: Book of Wei 21 - Biographies of Wang, Wei, and the two Lius 24
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十九 魏書十九 任城陳蕭王傳 Volume 19: Book of Wei 19 - Biographies of the princes of Rencheng, Chen, and Xiao 24
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三十七 Scroll 37 24
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷四十八 列傳第十八 向雄 段灼 閻纘 Volume 48 Biographies 18: Xiang Xiong; Duan Zhuo; Yan Zuan 23
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十二 崔駰列傳 Volume 52: Biography of Cui Yin 22
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 22

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
昔三代 昔三代 昔三代明王之政 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《哀公問》 Questions of Duke Ai 16
昔武王 昔武王 昔武王克殷 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 6
昔先王 昔先王 昔先王受命 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧蕩之什‧召旻 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Dang - Shao Min 6
昔在 昔在 昔在帝堯 Book of Documents 《尚書》 虞書 堯典 Yu Shu - Canon of Yao 5
昔先 昔先 念昔先人 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧小宛 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Xiao Wan 5
在昔 在昔 我聞在昔 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 洪範 Zhou Shu - Great Plan 4
昔夏 昔夏 昔夏之方有德也 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 3
昔尧 昔堯 昔堯殛鯀于羽山 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 3
昔诸侯 昔諸侯 昔諸侯朝正於王 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 文公 Lord Wen 3
昔周 昔周 昔周饑 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 3