céng

  1. céng adverb once; already; former; previously
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time
    Notes: In the sense of 已经; 曾 has a similar meaning in Literary Chinese and Modern Chinese in this sense. For example, 帝嚳高辛者,黃帝之曾孫也。 'Emperor Ku, or Gaoxin was Huangdi's great grandson' (Shiji: Five Emperors 8, translation by Allen; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 119; Guoyu '曾' céng adv; Kroll 2015 '曾' céng 1; NCCED '曾' céng 1; Unihan '曾')
  2. zēng adjective great-grand
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Family
    Notes: For example, 曾祖 'great-grandfather' (Guoyu '曾' zēng adj; Kroll 2015 '曾' zēng 4; NCCED '曾' zēng)
  3. zēng proper noun Zeng
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '曾' zēng n)
  4. céng adjective layered; tiered; storied
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 层 (Guoyu '曾' céng adj 1; Kroll 2015 '曾' céng 2)
  5. zēng verb to add to; to increase
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 加多; as a variant of 增 (Guoyu '曾' zēng v 1; Kroll 2015 '曾' zēng 1)
  6. zēng adverb even more; still more
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 尚且 (Guoyu '曾' zēng adv 2; Kroll 2015 '曾' zēng 2)
  7. zēng adverb actually; in fact; after all; unexpectedly
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 乃 or 竟然 (Guoyu '曾' zēng adv 1; Kroll 2015 '曾' zēng 3)
  8. céng adjective deep
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 深 (Guoyu '曾' céng adj 2)

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