1. adverb promptly; right away; immediately
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words
    Notes: In the sense of 立刻 (Guoyu '即' adv 2; Kroll 2015 '即' 4, pp. 183-184; Mathews 1931 '即', p. 65; Unihan '即'; XHZD '即' 3)
  2. verb to be near by; to be close to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 靠近 (Guoyu '即' v 1; XHZD '即' 4)
  3. adjective at that time
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time
    Notes: In the sense of 當下 (Guoyu '即' adj; Mathews 1931 '即', p. 65; XHZD '即' 2)
  4. verb to be exactly the same as; to be thus
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a synonym for 就是 (Guoyu '即' v 3; Kroll 2015 '即' 1, pp. 183-184; XHZD '即' 1)
  5. adjective supposed; so-called
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a synonym for 假定 (Guoyu '即' conj)
  6. conjunction if; but
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 即 may be used as a subordinating conjunction in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 153; Kroll 2015 '即' 2, pp. 183-184; Mathews 1931 '即', p. 65)
  7. verb to arrive at; to ascend
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 到 or 登上 (Guoyu '即' v 2; Kroll 2015 '即' 3, pp. 183-184)
  8. adverb then; following
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time
    Notes: In the sense of 便 or 就; 即 is an aspectual function word indicating a temporal sequence. For example, 堯、舜既沒,聖人之道衰。'After the death of Yao and Shun, the principles that mark sages fell into decay.' (Mengzi: 6.9/34/20, translation by Legge; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 158; Guoyu '即' adv 1; Mathews 1931 '即', p. 65)
  9. adverb so; just so; eva
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: eva, Japanese: soku (BCSD '即', p. 222; DJBT '即', p. 424; MW 'eva'; SH '即', p. 298)

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  • Scroll 2 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 四分律行事鈔資持記 — count: 1348
  • Scroll 1 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 四分律行事鈔資持記 — count: 1249
  • Scroll 3 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 四分律行事鈔資持記 — count: 1081
  • Scroll 1 Shijia Pu 釋迦譜 — count: 554
  • Scroll 22 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 420 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 21 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 420 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 18 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 420 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 2 Wu Liang Shou Jing Lian Yi Shu Wen Zan 無量壽經連義述文贊 — count: 386
  • Scroll 20 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 378 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 7 Notes on the Viṁśatikāvṛtti 成唯識論述記 — count: 364