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; Kroll 2015 '使' 2, p. 414; 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; Kroll 2015 '使' 2a, p. 414)
  3. shǐ verb to indulge
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 放纵 (Guoyu '使' v 6; Kroll 2015 '使' 4, p. 414)
  4. shǐ noun an emissary; an envoy; ambassador; commissioner
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 使 is similar in meaning to 使者, most often as a generic title (Guoyu '使' n; Hucker 1985, p. 421; Kroll 2015 '使' 1a, p. 414; 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; Kroll 2015 '使' 1, p. 414)
  6. shǐ verb to dispatch
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 派 or 派遣 (Guoyu '使' v 1; Kroll 2015 '使' 1, p. 414; 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; Kroll 2015 '使' 3, p. 414; XHZD '使' 4)
  8. shǐ verb to use
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 用 (Guoyu '使' v 5; Kroll 2015 '使' 2a, p. 414; 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)
  10. shǐ noun messenger; dūta
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: dūta (BCSD '使', p. 125; MW 'dūta')

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  • Scroll 3 Abhidharmaprakaraṇapādaśāstra (Zhong Shi Fen Apitan Lun) 眾事分阿毘曇論 — count: 674
  • Scroll 12 Abhidharmavibhāṣāśāstra (Apitan Pi Po Sha Lun) 阿毘曇毘婆沙論 — count: 291
  • Scroll 8 Abhidharmajñānaprasthānaśāstra (Apitan Ba Jiandu Lun) 阿毘曇八犍度論 — count: 237
  • Scroll 4 Saṃyuktābhidharmahṛdaya śāstra 雜阿毘曇心論 — count: 229
  • Scroll 11 Abhidharmavibhāṣāśāstra (Apitan Pi Po Sha Lun) 阿毘曇毘婆沙論 — count: 198
  • Scroll 6 Dasheng Yi Zhang 大乘義章 — count: 193
  • Scroll 24 Śāriputrābhidharmaśāstra (Shelifu Apitan Lun) 舍利弗阿毘曇論 — count: 168
  • Scroll 7 Zun Po Xu Mi Pusa Suo Ji Lun 尊婆須蜜菩薩所集論 — count: 156
  • Scroll 3 Vibhāṣāśāstra (Bing Po Sha Lun) 鞞婆沙論 — count: 132
  • Scroll 1 Zhu Pusa Qiu Fo Ben Ye Jing 諸菩薩求佛本業經 — count: 127

Collocations

  • 使一切众生 (使一切眾生) 若使一切眾生無有生者 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 10 — count: 18
  • 欲使 (欲使) 欲使不出家 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 15
  • 使梵行 (使梵行) 使梵行久立 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 8 — count: 11
  • 能使 (能使) 則能使其得究竟道 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 5 — count: 10
  • 使贤圣 (使賢聖) 使賢聖弟子真實平等讚嘆如來 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 14 — count: 8
  • 僮使 (僮使) 主於僮使以五事教授 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 11 — count: 7
  • 使人 (使人) 使人典池 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 3 — count: 7
  • 给使 (給使) 我等當給使左右 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 3 — count: 6
  • 使不出 (使不出) 欲使不出家 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 5
  • 众僧使 (眾僧使) 若能常供養眾僧使不斷者 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 15 — count: 4