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极 (極)

  1. adverb extremely / very
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 很 or 甚. 极 is one of the few adverbs that can act as a complement, placed after an adjective or verb, followed by the particle 了. It may be used in this sense in both modern and Literary Chinese. For exmaple, 美极了 'very beautiful' (Guoyu '極' adv 2; Norman 1988, p. 127; Unihan '極').
  2. adverb utmost / furthest
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Comparison 比较
    Notes: In the sense of 最高 or 最大 (Guoyu '極' adv 1; Kroll '極' 4; Unihan '極')
  3. noun extremity
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 尽头 (Guoyu '極' n 2; Kroll '極' 3)
  4. noun ridge-beam of a roof
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 极 is synonymous with 栋 in this sense. Etymology (Shuo Wen): 極:棟也。 (Kroll '極' 1)
  5. verb to exhaust
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 极 is synonymous with 栋 in this sense (Guoyu '極' v; Kroll '極' 3a)
  6. noun a standard principle
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '極' 1a)
  7. noun pinnacle / summit / highpoint
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '極' 2)
  8. noun pole
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: As in 南极 'south pole' and 北极 'north pole' (Guoyu '極' n 3)
  9. noun throne
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 君位 (Guoyu '極' n 1)
  10. adjective urgent
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 亟 (Kroll '極' 5)
  11. noun an electrical pole / a node
    Domain: Physics 物理 , Subdomain: Electricity 电
    Notes: As in the positive and negative nodes of a battery (Guoyu '極' n 4)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 《大般若波羅蜜多經》 Scroll 32 85
Fo Shuo Bao Rulai Sanmei Jing 《佛說寶如來三昧經》 Scroll 1 78
The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 《大般若波羅蜜多經》 Scroll 65 72
The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 《大般若波羅蜜多經》 Scroll 128 72
Abhidharmamahāvibhāṣaśāstra (Apidamo Dapiposha Lun) 《阿毘達磨大毘婆沙論》 Scroll 168 67
Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 Scroll 1 61
Wu Ji Bao Sanmei Jing 《無極寶三昧經》 Scroll 1 56
Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 Scroll 2 51
Fo Shuo Li Shi Apitan Lun 《佛說立世阿毘曇論》 Scroll 8 50
The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 《大般若波羅蜜多經》 Scroll 345 45