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xiān

  1. xiān adverb first / in advance
    Domain: Time 时间
  2. xiān noun early / prior / former
    Domain: Time 时间
  3. xiān verb to go forward
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 先 has the same meaning as 前进.
  4. xiān verb to attach importance to / to value
    Domain: Thought 思想
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 先 has the same meaning as 重视.
  5. xiān verb to start
    Domain: Process 过程
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 先 has the same meaning as 开始.
  6. xiān noun ancestors / forebears
    Domain: Genealogy 世系
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 先 has the same meaning as 先世 or 祖先.
  7. xiān verb to guide / to precede
    Domain: Social Interaction 交际
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 先 has the same meaning as 前导.
  8. xiān adjective before / in front
    Domain: Position 位
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 先 has the same meaning as 前.
  9. xiān adjective first / fundamental / basic
    Domain: Logic 逻辑
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 先 has the same meaning as 首要 or 根本.

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Da Ban Niepan Jing Yi Ji 《大般涅槃經義記》 Scroll 10 373
Da Ban Niepan Jing Yi Ji 《大般涅槃經義記》 Scroll 7 354
Da Ban Niepan Jing Yi Ji 《大般涅槃經義記》 Scroll 5 318
Da Ban Niepan Jing Yi Ji 《大般涅槃經義記》 Scroll 4 314
Da Ban Niepan Jing Yi Ji 《大般涅槃經義記》 Scroll 9 306
Da Ban Niepan Jing Yi Ji 《大般涅槃經義記》 Scroll 6 303
Da Ban Niepan Jing Yi Ji 《大般涅槃經義記》 Scroll 2 301

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
Scroll 1 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 3
Scroll 2 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 9
恩愛無常 Scroll 3 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 13
Scroll 4 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 8
四天王 Scroll 5 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 10
毘婆尸因位 Scroll 1 in Vipaśyin Buddha Sūtra 《毘婆尸佛經》 1
何處說法利益有情 Scroll 2 in Vipaśyin Buddha Sūtra 《毘婆尸佛經》 1
大王 Scroll 1 in Qi Fo Fumu Xing Zi Jing 《七佛父母姓字經》 2
長老比丘 Scroll 1 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《佛般泥洹經》 3
沙門心明經持戒殿 Scroll 2 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《佛般泥洹經》 6
Scroll 1 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《般泥洹經》 2
便滅度 Scroll 2 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《般泥洹經》 3
阿難思量 Scroll 2 in Mahāparinibbānasutta 《大般涅槃經》 2
四月經典 Scroll 3 in Mahāparinibbānasutta 《大般涅槃經》 7
Scroll 1 in Da Jiangu Poluomen Jing 《大堅固婆羅門緣起經》 1
耆舊婆羅門智者 Scroll 2 in Da Jiangu Poluomen Jing 《大堅固婆羅門緣起經》 5
所有 Scroll 1 in Ren Xian Jing 《人仙經》 7
東方慈心 Scroll 1 in Nijutuo Fanzhi Jing 《尼拘陀梵》 1
豈不宿智者 Scroll 2 in Nijutuo Fanzhi Jing 《尼拘陀梵》 2
未曾有 Scroll 1 in Sangītisūtra 《大集法門經》 6
親近供養 Scroll 1 in Śakraparipṛcchā Sūtra 《帝釋所問經》 2
Scroll 1 in Śṛgālavādasūtra 《善生子經》 2
起信 Scroll 1 in Xin Fo Gongde Jing 《信佛功德經》 1
Scroll 1 in Ambaṭṭhasutta 《佛開解梵志阿颰經》 2
梵天常在 Scroll 1 in Brahmajālasūtra 《梵網六十二見經》 1