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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)

Contained in

岂有此理岂不山高岂碍白云飞岂不惜哉

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 Scroll 2 91
Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 Scroll 1 88
Siming's Letters on Ten Issues (Siming Shi Yi Shu) 《四明十義書》 Scroll 2 76
Bao Wang Sanmei Nian Fo Zhi Zhi 《寶王三昧念佛直指》 Scroll 2 60
Hufa Lun 《護法論》 Scroll 1 59
Siming's Letters on Ten Issues (Siming Shi Yi Shu) 《四明十義書》 Scroll 1 58
Fazhi Yi Bian Guan Xin Er Bai Wen 《法智遺編觀心二百問》 Scroll 1 57
Wei Mo Jing Lue Shu 《維摩經略疏》 Scroll 4 54
Fahua Wen Ju Ji 《法華文句記》 Scroll 8 52
Fahua Wen Ju Ji 《法華文句記》 Scroll 10 52