极 (極)

  1. adverb extremely; very
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 很 or 甚. 极 is one of the few adverbs that can act as a complement, placed after an adjective or verb, followed by the particle 了. It may be used in this sense in both modern and Literary Chinese. For exmaple, 美极了 'very beautiful' (Guoyu '極' adv 2; Mathews 1931 '極', p. 64; Norman 1988, p. 127; Unihan '極').
  2. adverb utmost; furthest
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Comparison
    Notes: In the sense of 最高 or 最大 (Guoyu '極' adv 1; Kroll 2015 '極' 4, p. 185; Mathews 1931 '極', p. 64; Unihan '極')
  3. noun extremity
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 尽头 (Guoyu '極' n 2; Kroll 2015 '極' 3, p. 185; Mathews 1931 '極', p. 64)
  4. noun ridge-beam of a roof
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 极 is synonymous with 栋 in this sense. Etymology (Shuo Wen): 極:棟也。 (Kroll 2015 '極' 1, p. 185; Mathews 1931 '極', p. 64)
  5. verb to exhaust
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 极 is synonymous with 栋 in this sense (Guoyu '極' v; Kroll 2015 '極' 3a, p. 185)
  6. noun a standard principle
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '極' 1a)
  7. noun pinnacle; summit; highpoint
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '極' 2, p. 185; Mathews 1931 '極', p. 64)
  8. noun pole
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: As in 南极 'south pole' and 北极 'north pole' (Guoyu '極' n 3; Mathews 1931 '極', p. 64)
  9. noun throne
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 君位 (Guoyu '極' n 1)
  10. adjective urgent
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 亟 (Kroll 2015 '極' 5, p. 185)
  11. noun an electrical pole; a node
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Physics
    Notes: As in the positive and negative nodes of a battery (Guoyu '極' n 4)

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  • Scroll 32 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 85 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 65 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 72 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 128 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 72 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 1 Fo Shuo Bao Rulai Sanmei Jing 佛說寶如來三昧經 — count: 65
  • Scroll 1 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 四分律行事鈔資持記 — count: 55
  • Scroll 8 Fo Shuo Li Shi Apitan Lun 佛說立世阿毘曇論 — count: 50
  • Scroll 1 Wu Ji Bao Sanmei Jing 無極寶三昧經 — count: 49
  • Scroll 345 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 45 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 590 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 44 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 21 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 43 , has parallel version