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dào Dào

  1. dào noun way / road / path
    Domain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: 道 is the 69th most frequently used word in the 1985 Beijing Institute of Languages frequency wordlist. In this sense 道 means 道路 (Ho, 2002, '道'; NCCED '道' n 1). For example, 风过去了,只剩下直的雨道 'The wind went away and all that was left was the rainy path.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 264) Middle Chinese: daoX. 道 is used in the same sense in literary Chinese (Kroll '道' 1). For example, 通九道 'made the roads communicable.' (Records of the Historian, Annals of Xia 《史記‧夏本紀》)
  2. dào noun principle / a moral / morality
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 道 means 规律,道理, or 道德 in this sense (NCCED '道' 4; GHC '道' 3).
  3. Dào proper noun Tao / the Way
    Domain: Religion 宗教
    Notes: Used in a similar sence in both Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism a doctrinal concept of the fundamental truth and as cultivation of moral character (Yao, 2000, p. 26; Kroll '道' 2a). For example, 率性之謂道 'an accordance with this nature is called The Path of duty.' (Classic of Rites, Doctrine of the Mean 《禮記‧中庸》, translation by Legge 1885)
  4. dào measure word measure word for long things
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: Such as for rivers, rays of sun, etc (NCCED '道' mw 1) For example, 金光一道一道的射出 'golden rays of light radiating out one-by-one' (Lao She, 2003, p. 34)
  5. dào verb to say / to speak / to talk
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' v 1; Kroll '道' 6)
  6. dào verb to think
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' v 4; Kroll '道' 4)
  7. dào measure word times
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: For orders, etc (NCCED '道' mw 3)
  8. dào noun the path leading to the cessation of suffering
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: mārga, Pāli: magga; For example, 八正道 'Noble Eightfold Path.'
  9. dào noun a province
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense, 道 refers to an adminsistrative area in Tang dynasty times (NCCED '道' v 4; ; Kroll '道' 7). This sense is still used in modern day Korea as a Hanja word (Hangul: 도).
  10. dào noun a course / a channel
    Domain: Geography 地理学
    Notes: As in a water course (NCCED '道' n 2)
  11. dào noun a method / a way of doing something
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 道 means 方法 in this sense (NCCED '道' n 3; Kroll '道' 3; GHC '道' 2).
  12. dào measure word measure word for doors and walls
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: (NCCED '道' mw 2)
  13. dào measure word measure word for courses of a meal
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: (NCCED '道' mw 3)
  14. dào measure word a centimeter
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: Informal (NCCED '道' mw 4)
  15. dào noun a doctrine
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Informal (NCCED '道' n 5; Kroll '道' 5)
  16. Dào proper noun Taoism / Daoism
    Domain: Taoism 道教
    Notes: (NCCED '道' n 6)
  17. dào noun a skill
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' n 7; Kroll '道' 4)
  18. dào noun a sect
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' n 8)
  19. dào noun a line
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' n 8)

Contained in

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Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
道逢 道逢 道逢老人 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 1 3
学道 學道 若出家學道 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 1 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
Scroll 1 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 18
賢聖 Scroll 2 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 5
阿遊波尼俱律成佛 Scroll 3 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 20
Scroll 4 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 15
無為 Scroll 5 in Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 9
成正覺 Scroll 1 in Sutra of the Seven Buddhas 《七佛經》 1
毘婆尸佛成正覺 Scroll 2 in Vipaśyin Buddha Sūtra 《毘婆尸佛經》 2
不可 Scroll 1 in Qi Fo Fumu Xing Zi Jing 《七佛父母姓字經》 1
少年 Scroll 1 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《佛般泥洹經》 61
Scroll 2 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《佛般泥洹經》 34
治國七法 Scroll 1 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《般泥洹經》 44
Scroll 2 in Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《般泥洹經》 33
出家 Scroll 1 in Mahāparinibbānasutta 《大般涅槃經》 3
Scroll 2 in Mahāparinibbānasutta 《大般涅槃經》 2
力士 Scroll 3 in Mahāparinibbānasutta 《大般涅槃經》 4
涅槃涅槃 Scroll 1 in Da Jiangu Poluomen Jing 《大堅固婆羅門緣起經》 6
清淨常住 Scroll 2 in Da Jiangu Poluomen Jing 《大堅固婆羅門緣起經》 1
不能 Scroll 1 in Sangītisūtra 《大集法門經》 4
Scroll 1 in Chang Ahan Shi Bao Fa Jing 《長阿含十報法經》 24
Scroll 2 in Chang Ahan Shi Bao Fa Jing 《長阿含十報法經》 14
歸正 Scroll 1 in Śakraparipṛcchā Sūtra 《帝釋所問經》 3
四者 Scroll 1 in Śṛgālavādasūtra 《尸迦羅越六方禮經》 1
沙門 Scroll 1 in Śṛgālavādasūtra 《善生子經》 9
本事何等 Scroll 1 in Ambaṭṭhasutta 《佛開解梵志阿颰經》 37
思惟 Scroll 1 in Brahmajālasūtra 《梵網六十二見經》 23