chū

  1. chū adverb at first; at the beginning; initially
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: 初 is used in both Literary Chinese as Modern Chinese in this sense and is often used at the start of a sentence (CED '初' 1; Kroll 2015 '初' 1; NCCED '初' 1; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 11).
  2. chū prefix used to prefix numbers
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Especially the first several days of the month in the lunar calendar (NCCED '初' 4)
  3. chū prefix used as a prefix incidating the first time or part of something
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 初年 'early years' (CED '初' 2; Kroll 2015 '初' 2; NCCED '初' 2; Sun 2006, loc. 691)
  4. chū adverb just now
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '初' 3)
  5. chū particle thereupon
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '初' 4)
  6. chū adverb an intensifying adverb
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '初' 5)
  7. chū adjective rudimentary; elementary
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 初级 'elementary level' (CED '初' 4; NCCED '初' 6)
  8. chū adjective original
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CED '初' 5; NCCED '初' 3)
  9. chū adjective foremost, first; prathama
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: prathama, Japanese: sho, Tibetan: dang po (BCSD '初', p. 186; DJBT '差', p. 426; Mahāvyutpatti 'prathamam'; MW 'prathama'; SH '初', p. 251)

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  • Scroll 3 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 四分律行事鈔資持記 — count: 950
  • Scroll 5 Dafang Guang Fo Huayan Jing Sou Xuan Fen Qi Tong Zhi Fang Gui 大方廣佛華嚴經搜玄分齊通智方軌 — count: 585
  • Scroll 10 Wei Mo Jing Lue Shu Chui Yu Ji 維摩經略疏垂裕記 — count: 423
  • Scroll 2 Dafang Guang Fo Huayan Jing Sou Xuan Fen Qi Tong Zhi Fang Gui 大方廣佛華嚴經搜玄分齊通智方軌 — count: 367
  • Scroll 4 Dafang Guang Fo Huayan Jing Sou Xuan Fen Qi Tong Zhi Fang Gui 大方廣佛華嚴經搜玄分齊通智方軌 — count: 364
  • Scroll 3 Da Ban Niepan Jing Yi Ji 大般涅槃經義記 — count: 326
  • Scroll 9 Wei Mo Jing Lue Shu Chui Yu Ji 維摩經略疏垂裕記 — count: 324
  • Scroll 2 Wei Mo Jing Lue Shu Chui Yu Ji 維摩經略疏垂裕記 — count: 319