1. noun desire
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 愿望 (Guoyu '欲' n 1; Unihan '欲')
  2. verb to desire; to wish
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 欲 is a full verb in this sense. For example, 其恕乎!己所不欲,勿施於人。 'Is not reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.' (Lunyu 17:24, trans. by Legge 1861; Guoyu '欲' v 1)
  3. adverb almost; nearly; about to occur
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Comparison
    Notes: In this sense 欲 has the same meaning as 快要 (Guoyu '欲' adv 2)
  4. auxiliary verb to desire; to intend
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In Literary Chinese, 欲 is an auxiliary verb in this sense (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122; Unihan '欲').
  5. noun lust
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 情欲 (Guoyu '欲' n 2)
  6. noun desire; intention; wish; kāma
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Concept: Mental Factor 心所
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: chanda, or: kāma, Pali: canda, Japanese: yoku, Tibetan: 'dun pa; one of the five object-determining mental factors in the Mahayana teachings (BCSD '欲', p. 673; DJBT '欲', p. 436; FGDB '欲'; Mahāvyutpatti 'chandaḥ'; MW 'chanda'; SH '欲', p. 355)

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