HB Reader

  1. adverb already / since
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: (Unihan '既')
  2. conjunction both ... and ...
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: This form is used both in modern and literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 113).
  3. verb to complete / to finish
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 既 is a full verb (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 113).
  4. particle preverbal particle marking completion
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In Literary Chinese 既 is placed before a verb to indicate a change in state completion. The verb is often followed by the particle 矣 (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 113). For example, 然則夫子既聖矣乎? 'Then, Master, have you attained to be a Sage?' (Mengzi: 3.2/16/14, translation by Legge)

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既_也_既_又_既然既是既定既有沈既济一如既往其名教既行

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Tablet Inscriptions 碑文 14
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Inscriptions 碑銘 13
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Dharma Words - Other 法語 ■其它 11
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Text - General Advice for Monastics and Lay People to Initiate the Bodhi Mind 文 ■普勸僧俗發菩提心文 11
Buddhism Series 10 - Humanistic Buddhism 《佛教叢書10-人間佛教》 A Story about Personal Practice of Buddhism at Home 孛--一個人間佛教實行家的故事 11
Buddhism Series 6 - Schools 《佛教叢書6-宗派》 Abhidharma School - The Essentials of the Abhidharma School 俱舍宗 參、俱舍宗要義 10
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Text - Encouragement for Bodhicitta Text 文 ■勸發菩提心文 8
Buddhism Series 2 - Canonical Texts 《佛教叢書2-經典》 Lotus Sutra 妙法蓮華經 8
Lectures on the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch 《六祖壇經講話》 6 Repentance and Reformation 第六品 懺悔品 經文.註釋 7
Traces Over the Sky and Ocean 《海天遊踪》 India 印度 7

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