nián

  1. nián verb to pick up with fingers
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CC-CEDICT '拈'; Guoyu '拈' v 1; Kroll 2015 '拈', p. 323; Unihan '拈'; XHZD '拈', p. 533)
  2. nián verb to fiddle
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 耍弄 (CC-CEDICT '拈'; Guoyu '拈' v 2)
  3. diān verb to put; to place
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 掂 (Guoyu '拈' diān v)
  4. niǎn verb to rub with the hands
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 捻 (Guoyu '拈' niǎn v)
  5. niān verb to draw lots
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Unihan '拈')

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  • Scroll 2 Quotations from Chan Master Yunmen Kuangzhen 雲門匡真禪師廣錄 — count: 88
  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Abbot Mi An 密菴和尚語錄 — count: 66
  • Scroll 17 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 43
  • Scroll 9 Quotations from Abbot Xu Tang 虛堂和尚語錄 — count: 39
  • Scroll 18 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 33
  • Scroll 2 Quotations from Chan Master Ming Jue 明覺禪師語錄 — count: 30
  • Scroll 8 Quotations from Abbot Xu Tang 虛堂和尚語錄 — count: 28
  • Scroll 3 Quotations from Chan Master Yunmen Kuangzhen 雲門匡真禪師廣錄 — count: 27
  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Chan Master Ming Jue 明覺禪師語錄 — count: 26
  • Scroll 2 Wan Song Laoren Ping Chang Tian Tong Jue Heshang Song Gu Congrong An Lu 萬松老人評唱天童覺和尚頌古從容庵錄 — count: 26 , has English translation

Collocations

  • 拈起 (拈起) 須七度拈起 — Lushan Lian Zong Bao Jian 廬山蓮宗寶鑑, Scroll 4 — count: 57
  • 师拈 (師拈) 師拈棒與他 — Quotations from Linji Chan Master Hui Zhao from Zhenzhou 鎮州臨濟慧照禪師語錄, Scroll 1 — count: 27
  • 拈拄杖 (拈拄杖) 師拈拄杖打 — Quotations from Linji Chan Master Hui Zhao from Zhenzhou 鎮州臨濟慧照禪師語錄, Scroll 1 — count: 19
  • 拈槌 (拈槌) 如禪家有拈槌竪拂揚眉瞬目以接 — Notes on the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra 楞伽阿跋多羅寶經註解, Scroll 2 — count: 12
  • 拈筏 (拈筏) 底為拈筏羅闍 — Abhidharmakośaśastra (Apidamo Jushe Lun) 阿毘達磨俱舍論, Scroll 12 — count: 8
  • 随拈 (隨拈) 隨拈一法 — Outline Summary of the Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna 大乘起信論裂網疏, Scroll 1 — count: 7
  • 拈来 (拈來) 既不安排信手拈來 — Zhu Huayan Jing Ti Fajie Guan Men Song 註華嚴經題法界觀門頌, Scroll 2 — count: 6
  • 拈掇 (拈掇) 天下人拈掇不起 — Quotations from Linji Chan Master Hui Zhao from Zhenzhou 鎮州臨濟慧照禪師語錄, Scroll 1 — count: 6
  • 僧拈 (僧拈) 有僧拈問 — Quotations from Chan Master Yunmen Kuangzhen 雲門匡真禪師廣錄, Scroll 2 — count: 6
  • 信手拈 (信手拈) 既不安排信手拈來 — Zhu Huayan Jing Ti Fajie Guan Men Song 註華嚴經題法界觀門頌, Scroll 2 — count: 5