gǒu

  1. gǒu adjective illicit
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Unihan '苟')
  2. gǒu verb be careless of
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 苟 is a full verb in this sense (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 152; CC-CEDICT '苟'; Guoyu '苟' adj; Unihan '苟')
  3. gǒu conjunction if
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 苟 is a subordinating sense (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 152; CC-CEDICT '苟'; Guoyu '苟' conj 1; Unihan '苟'). For example, 苟為善,後世子孫必有王者矣。'If you do good, among your descendants, in after generations, there shall be one who will attain to the royal dignity.' (Mengzi: 2.14/12/26, translation by Legge).
  4. gǒu noun a kind of grass
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Unihan '苟')
  5. gǒu proper noun Gou
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '苟' n 1; Unihan '苟')
  6. gǒu adverb provisionally
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 姑且 (Guoyu '苟' adv)
  7. gǒu conjunction so; thus
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 乃 or 才 (Guoyu '苟' conj 2)

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宁持戒而舍生命不破戒法而苟活

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