ruò

  1. ruò verb to seem; to be like; as
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Middle Chinese: nyak; 若 was used as a verb in this sense, as well as other senses, in literary Chinese (ABC 'ruò' 若 v; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 90; Kroll 2015 '若' 1; GHC '若' 5).
  2. ruò adverb seemingly
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words
    Notes: (ABC 'ruò' 若 adv)
  3. ruò conjunction if
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 若 is used as a subordinating conjunction in this sense in Literary Chinese (ABC 'ruò' 若 conj; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 90, 150; Kroll 2015 '若' 2; GHC '若' 9).
  4. ruò pronoun you
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 若 was also used as a singular second person pronoun in Classical Chinese (ABC 'ruò' 若 pronoun; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 77; Kroll 2015 '若' 6; GHC '若' 7).
  5. ruò pronoun this; that
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '若' 4; GHC '若' 8)
  6. ruò conjunction and; or
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '若' 8; GHC '若' 10, 11, 12, 13)
  7. ruò conjunction as for; pertaining to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '若' 5)
  8. noun pomegranite
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Fruit 水果
    Notes: As in 若榴 rěliu (Kroll 2015 '若' rě 2)
  9. ruò verb to choose
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 选择 (GHC '若' 1)
  10. ruò verb to agree; to accord with; to conform to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 若 was used sometimes in this sense in preclassical Chinese. This sense is similar in meaning to 顺从 (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 90; Kroll 2015 '若' 2; GHC '若' 2).
  11. ruò adverb thus
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 若 was used sometimes as an adverb in this sense in preclassical Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 90).
  12. ruò noun pollia
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Herb 香草
    Notes: The name of the herb 杜若 (Kroll 2015 '若' 9; GHC '若' 3)
  13. ruò noun Ruo
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Deity 神
    Notes: The name of the sea god (GHC '若' 4)
  14. ruò adverb only then
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 乃 or 才(GHC '若' 14)
  15. phonetic ja
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: ja, Siddham: 𑖕; the third palatal letter of the Sanskrit alphabet, meaning 'born'; a special character in esoteric chanting described in the 大毘盧遮那成佛神變加持經 “Vairocana Sūtra” as symbolizing 生 jāti 'birth' (MW 'ja'; SH '若', p. 313; Wikipedia '悉曇文字'; Giebel 2005, p. 43; T 848, Scroll 2, 18.0010a10)
  16. phonetic jñā
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: jñā; a letter of the Sanskrit alphabet, meaning 'knowledge'(BCSD '若', p. 1009; Kroll 2015 '若' rě 1)

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  • Scroll 3 Si Fen Lu Shan Fan Bu Que Xingshi Chao 四分律刪繁補闕行事鈔 — count: 1187
  • Scroll 12 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 1053 , has parallel version
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  • Scroll 142 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 916 , has parallel version
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  • Scroll 137 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 864 , has parallel version
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  • Scroll 136 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 833 , has parallel version