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岂 (豈)

adverb how can it be that?
Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
Notes: 豈 (simplified 岂) is used in rhetorical questions that require a negative answer. If expressed, the subject is normally placed in front of 豈 (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 142). For example, 雖有臺池鳥獸,豈能獨樂哉?'Although he had towers, ponds, birds, and animals, how could he have pleasure alone?' (Mengzi: 1.2/1/17, translation by Legge)

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岂有此理岂不山高岂碍白云飞岂不惜哉

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Admonishment Maxims 警策格言 9
Buddhism Series 5 - Buddhist History 《佛教叢書5-教史》 Section 2 China - Chapter 10: Examples of Strange Monks and Unusual Scholars 第二篇 中國篇 第十章 奇僧異士舉例 8
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Tablet Inscriptions 碑文 8
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Shi Poetry - Seven Syllable 詩 ■七言 7
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Dharma Words - Other 法語 ■其它 6
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Shi Poetry - Pentasyllabic 詩 ■五言 6
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Text - Exhortion to Study 文 ■勉學 6
Lectures on the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch 《六祖壇經講話》 7 Ability to Accept Causes and Conditions - Canonical Text and Notes 第七 機緣品 經文.註釋 5
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 A Record 記 5
Buddhism Series 9 - Art and Literature 《佛教叢書9-藝文》 Songs 2 歌 ■之二 5

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