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zhī

  1. zhī pronoun him / her / it / them
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 之 may be used as a third person pronoun in Literary Chinese. Its use in this sense is confined to being an object of a verb (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 79).
  2. zhī particle used between a modifier and a word to form a word group
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (1) used between a modifier and a word to form a word group a. to express a subordinate relation; b. to express an ordinate decorative function; (2) Used between a subject and predicate to unify them. In Literary Chinese, 之 is placed between a noun and a verb phrase in the pattern 'N 之 VP' to nominalize it. The verb phrase becomes nominalized, somewhat like an English gerund (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 64).
  3. zhī verb to go
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: A transitive verb with the object being the destination of travel (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 79)
  4. zhī pronoun this / that
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: A demonstrative pronoun, similar to the modern Chinese 这 or 那. This sense is rarely used, with use mostly confined to the Shijing and Zhuangzi (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 79).
  5. zhī particle genetive marker
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: For example, 孝弟也者,其為仁之本與 'Filial piety and fraternal submission! - are they not the root of all benevolent actions?.' (Lunyu 1:2)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 726
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 441
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 430
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句上》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou I 408
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《趙世家》 House of Zhao 402
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句下》 Commentary on Jin Xin II 399
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句上》 Commentary on Li Lou I 390
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《萬章章句上》 Commentary on Wan Zhang I 386
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《梁惠王章句下》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang II 376
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《滕文公章句上》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong I 361

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 19
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 20
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 23
4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 17
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 38
賢者 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 81
天子 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 67
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 273
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 238
《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 149
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 65
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 127
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 26
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 140
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 75
Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 23
Selections from Stratagems of the Warring States in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 5
莊子 Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 20
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 27
Selections from Han Feizi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 12
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 2
《釋訓》 Explanation of Instructions in Er Ya 《爾雅》 8
王父 《釋親》 Explanation of Family Relations in Er Ya 《爾雅》 82
《釋宮》 Explanation of the Court in Er Ya 《爾雅》 81
《釋器》 Explanation of Utensils in Er Ya 《爾雅》 126