1. adverb certainly / must / will / necessarily
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 必 is used as an adverb before verbs and noun predicates in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122). For example, 是故君子有大道,必忠信以得之 'Thus we see that the sovereign [junzi] has a great course to pursue. He must show entire self-devotion and sincerity to attain it.' (Book of Rites, Great Learning 《禮記‧大學》, trans. by Legge 1885; Guoyu '必' adv 1; Kroll 2015 '必' 1; NCCED '必' 1)
  2. auxiliary verb must
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 必 is used as an auxiliary verb in this sense in Literary Chinese (Guoyu '必' v; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122)
  3. adverb if / suppose
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 假设 or 如果 (Guoyu '必' adv 2; Kroll 2015 '必' 2)
  4. proper noun Bi
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '必' n)

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  • Scroll 1 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 — count: 290
  • Scroll 2 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 — count: 201
  • Scroll 1 Si Fen Lu Shan Fan Bu Que Xingshi Chao 《四分律刪繁補闕行事鈔》 — count: 130
  • Scroll 3 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 — count: 107
  • Scroll 22 Abhidharmajñānaprasthānaśāstra (Apitan Ba Jiandu Lun) 《阿毘曇八犍度論》 — count: 89
  • Scroll 5 Notes on the Viṁśatikāvṛtti 《成唯識論述記》 — count: 88
  • Scroll 3 Si Fen Lu Shan Fan Bu Que Xingshi Chao 《四分律刪繁補闕行事鈔》 — count: 84
  • Scroll 2 Bao Wang Sanmei Nian Fo Zhi Zhi 《寶王三昧念佛直指》 — count: 83
  • Scroll 2 Si Fen Lu Shan Fan Bu Que Xingshi Chao 《四分律刪繁補闕行事鈔》 — count: 77
  • Scroll 6 Notes on the Viṁśatikāvṛtti 《成唯識論述記》 — count: 70