诸 (諸) zhū

  1. zhū pronoun all / many / various
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Also classified as a determiner (ABCE '諸'; CCD 1 '诸' 1; FE '諸' 1).
  2. zhū proper noun Zhu
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (CCD 1 '诸' 2; FE '諸' 2)
  3. zhū prefix all / members of the class
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 诸 is used as a word of inclusion to indicate membership in a class in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 126). For example, 王之諸臣皆足以供之 'Your Majesty's various officers are sufficient to supply you with those things.' (Mengzi: 1.7/5/23, translation by Legge)
  4. zhū particle interrogative particle
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 諸 (simplified 诸) can be used to form a question when placed at the end of a sentence in Literary Chinese. In this sense it is a contraction of 之乎 (CCD 2 '诸' 1; FE '諸' 2; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 140).

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