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使 shǐ

  1. shǐ verb to make / to cause
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 让; in literary Chinese, 使 can act as a transitive verb with two objects in a pivot construction. The first object is a noun and the second object is a verb phrase. The pattern is A 使 B C, where A is the subject, B is a noun, and C is a verb phrase (Guoyu '使' v 2; Pulleyblank 1995, pp. 40-41; Unihan '使'; XHZD '使' 3)
  2. shǐ verb to make use of for labor
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 役使 (Guoyu '使' v 3)
  3. shǐ verb to indulge
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 放纵 (Guoyu '使' v 6)
  4. shǐ noun an emissary / an envoy / an ambassador
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 使 is similar in meaning to 使者 (Guoyu '使' n; Unihan '使'; XHZD '使' 5)
  5. shǐ verb to be sent on a diplomatic mission
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 出使 (Guoyu '使' v 7)
  6. shǐ verb to dispatch
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 派 or 派遣 (Guoyu '使' v 1; Unihan '使'; XHZD '使' 2)
  7. shǐ conjunction if
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 使 is similar in meaning to 假如 to 如果 (Guoyu '使' conj; XHZD '使' 4)
  8. shǐ verb to use
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 用 (Guoyu '使' v 5; XHZD '使' 1)
  9. shǐ verb to be able to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 可, as in 使不得 (Guoyu '使' v 4)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Abhidharmaprakaraṇapādaśāstra (Zhong Shi Fen Apitan Lun) 《眾事分阿毘曇論》 Scroll 3 760
Abhidharmaprakaraṇapādaśāstra (Zhong Shi Fen Apitan Lun) 《眾事分阿毘曇論》 Scroll 6 508
Abhidharmaprakaraṇapādaśāstra (Zhong Shi Fen Apitan Lun) 《眾事分阿毘曇論》 Scroll 7 439
Abhidharmaprakaraṇapādaśāstra (Zhong Shi Fen Apitan Lun) 《眾事分阿毘曇論》 Scroll 12 378
Abhidharmavibhāṣāśāstra (Apitan Pi Po Sha Lun) 《阿毘曇毘婆沙論》 Scroll 12 303
Saṃyuktābhidharmahṛdaya śāstra 《雜阿毘曇心論》 Scroll 4 261
Abhidharmajñānaprasthānaśāstra (Apitan Ba Jiandu Lun) 《阿毘曇八犍度論》 Scroll 8 239
Dasheng Yi Zhang 《大乘義章》 Scroll 6 238
Abhidharmavibhāṣāśāstra (Apitan Pi Po Sha Lun) 《阿毘曇毘婆沙論》 Scroll 11 198
Śāriputrābhidharmaśāstra (Shelifu Apitan Lun) 《舍利弗阿毘曇論》 Scroll 24 168

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
使一切众生 使一切眾生 若使一切眾生無有生者 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 10 18
欲使 欲使 欲使不出家 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 1 15
使梵行 使梵行 使梵行久立 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 8 11
能使 能使 則能使其得究竟道 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 5 10
使贤圣 使賢聖 使賢聖弟子真實平等讚嘆如來 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 14 8
使人 使人 使人典池 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 3 7
僮使 僮使 主於僮使以五事教授 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 11 7
给使 給使 我等當給使左右 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 3 6
使不出 使不出 欲使不出家 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 1 5
使知 使知 語我使知 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 7 4