边 (邊) biān

  1. biān noun side; boundary; edge; margin
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 渔妇的船就停在河边 'The fisherwoman's boat stopped at the side of the river.' (Ye Shengtao, 1999, p. 24; Barnes 2007, p. 57; Unihan '邊'; XHZD '边' 1)
  2. biān adverb on the one hand; on the other hand; doing while
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words , Concept: Correlative 关联词
    Notes: The form 边…边… is usually used to indicate that two actions are occuring at the same time. It is often used in coordinate complex sentences. When the following verb is monosyllabic 一边 can be abbreviated to 边 (XHZD '边' 5).
  3. biān suffix suffix of a noun of locality
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words
    Notes: Used to form a noun of locality by appending to the noun. For example, 上边 top and 外边 outside (Norman 1988, p. 162; XHZD '边' 6)
  4. biān noun frontier; border
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Geography
    Notes: Synonymous with 边境 in this sense (Unihan '邊'; XHZD '边' 2)
  5. biān noun end; extremity; limit
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Synonymous with 尽头 in this sense
  6. biān verb to be near; to approach
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Synonymous with 靠近 in this sense
  7. biān noun a party; a side
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 双边 bilateral (XHZD '边' 4)

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  • Scroll 36 Abhidharmamahāvibhāṣaśāstra (Apidamo Dapiposha Lun) 阿毘達磨大毘婆沙論 — count: 85
  • Scroll 6 Dasheng Yi Zhang 大乘義章 — count: 81
  • Scroll 19 Abhidharmavibhāṣāśāstra (Apitan Pi Po Sha Lun) 阿毘曇毘婆沙論 — count: 73
  • Scroll 19 Notes on the Abhidharmakośabhāṣya 俱舍論記 — count: 55
  • Scroll 32 Mahāratnakūṭasūtra (The Great Treasures Collection Sūtra) 大寶積經 — count: 55 , has English translation
  • Scroll 1 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 四分律行事鈔資持記 — count: 52
  • Scroll 3 Si Fen Lu Shan Fan Bu Que Xingshi Chao 四分律刪繁補闕行事鈔 — count: 52
  • Scroll 9 Notes on the Viṁśatikāvṛtti 成唯識論述記 — count: 50
  • Scroll 4 Mūlamadhyamakaśāstra (Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way) 中論 — count: 49 , has English translation , has parallel version
  • Scroll 1 Saḍakṣaravidyāmantrasūtra (Liu Zi Shen Zhou Wang Jing) 六字神呪王經 — count: 49

Collocations

  • 苦边 (苦邊) 則得苦邊 — Middle Length Discourses (Zhong Ahan Jing) 中阿含經, Scroll 4 — count: 41
  • 非有边 (非有邊) 世間非有邊非無邊 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 12 — count: 22
  • 边无边 (邊無邊) 世間有邊無邊 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 12 — count: 17
  • 边广 (邊廣) 其邊廣遠 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 18 — count: 12
  • 边无际 (邊無際) 其邊無際 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 18 — count: 12
  • 最后边 (最後邊) 此身最後邊 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 11
  • 边无限 (邊無限) 其邊無限 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 21 — count: 10
  • 王边 (王邊) 上須彌山王邊百六十八萬里 — Creation and Destruction of the World (Da Lou Tan Jing) 大樓炭經, Scroll 5 — count: 9
  • 聚边 (聚邊) 或復欲得大苦聚邊 — Middle Length Discourses (Zhong Ahan Jing) 中阿含經, Scroll 18 — count: 8
  • 边有空 (邊有空) 邊有空地 — Beginning of the World (Qi Shi Jing) 起世經, Scroll 1 — count: 8