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)

Contained in

岂有此理岂不岂可岂能山高岂碍白云飞岂不惜哉

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  • Scroll 2 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 — count: 89
  • Scroll 1 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 — count: 83
  • Scroll 2 Siming's Letters on Ten Issues (Siming Shi Yi Shu) 《四明十義書》 — count: 63
  • Scroll 1 Hufa Lun 《護法論》 — count: 57
  • Scroll 1 Fazhi Yi Bian Guan Xin Er Bai Wen 《法智遺編觀心二百問》 — count: 55
  • Scroll 1 Siming's Letters on Ten Issues (Siming Shi Yi Shu) 《四明十義書》 — count: 52
  • Scroll 4 Wei Mo Jing Lue Shu 《維摩經略疏》 — count: 50
  • Scroll 3 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 — count: 50
  • Scroll 1 Zhao Lun 《肇論》 — count: 46
  • Scroll 14 Guang Hong Ming Ji 《廣弘明集》 — count: 46