贤 (賢) xián

  1. xián adjective virtuous; worthy
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 良善 (Guoyu '賢' adj 1; Kroll 2015 '賢' 1; Unihan '賢')
  2. xián noun bhadra
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: bhadra, which means 'blessed, auspicious, fortunate, prosperous,happy.' For example, the name of a pond mentioned in the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra (T 227, Scroll 10; Conze 1973; Kroll 2015 '賢' 4; MW 'bhadra').
  3. xián adjective able; capable
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '賢' 2; Unihan '賢')
  4. xián adjective admirable
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '賢' 1a)
  5. xián pronoun sir
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Second person honorific pronoun (Guoyu '賢' pronoun; Kroll 2015 '賢' 3)
  6. xián noun a talented person
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 才能人 (Guoyu '賢' n)
  7. xián proper noun India
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As part of 贤豆 (Kroll 2015 '賢' 5)
  8. xián verb to respect
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 尊崇 or 重视 (Guoyu '賢' v 1)
  9. xián verb to excel; to surpass
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 胜过 (Guoyu '賢' v 2)

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