1. noun child; son
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 子女 sons and daughters (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 1; Guoyu '子' n 3; NCCED '子' 1)
  2. noun egg; newborn
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Nature
    Notes: (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 4; Guoyu '子' n 5; NCCED '子' 7)
  3. noun first earthly branch
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Time , Concept: Earthly Branch 地支
    Notes: (ABC 'zǐ' 子 n 3; Guoyu '子' n 1)
  4. noun 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Time
    Notes: (Guoyu '子' n 2)
  5. noun Kangxi radical 39
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Radicals
    Notes: son, alternate form is 孑 (ABC back cover; Guoyu '子' n 13; GHC p. 7)
  6. zi suffix indicates that the the word is used as a noun
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: A suffix used in vernacular Chinese since ancient times; for example, 剪子 scissors (ABC 'zi' 子; Guoyu '子' zi; Norman 1988, p. 114)
  7. bound form pellet; something small and hard
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 子弹 bullet (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 9; NCCED '子' 10)
  8. noun master
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A polite form of address, used in the second person in Classical Chinese; for example 孔子 [Master] Confucius (ABC 'zǐ' 子 n 1; Guoyu '子' n 8; NCCED '子' 3; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 78)
  9. noun viscount
    Domain: History 历史 , Subdomain: China
    Notes: Forth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位 (ABC 'zǐ' 子 n 2; Guoyu '子' n 12; NCCED '子' 4)
  10. zi noun you; your honor
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 你 (ABC 'zǐ' 子 pr 1; Guoyu '子' pronnoun 7; NCCED '子' 5)
  11. noun masters
    Domain: Literature 文学 , Subdomain: China
    Notes: One of the four traditional classifications of literary genre: 经 classics, 子 masters, 史 histories, and 集 collections (Guoyu '子' n 11; Li 2017, p. 163; NCCED '子' 6)
  12. bound form person
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 君子 or 男子 (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 2; NCCED '子' 2)
  13. adjective young
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 幼小的 (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 11; Guoyu '子' adj 1; NCCED '子' 8)
  14. noun seed
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Nature
    Notes: In the sense of 种子; for example, 瓜子 'mellon seed' (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 3; Guoyu '子' n 6; NCCED '子' 9)
  15. noun subordinate; subsidiary
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '子' adj 2, 3; NCCED '子' 11)
  16. noun a copper coin
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 5; NCCED '子' 12)
  17. measure word bundle
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: A bundle of something long and thin; for example, thin noodles or knitting wool (ABC 'zǐ' 子 m 1; NCCED '子' 13)
  18. bound form female dragonfly
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Biology
    Notes: (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 7)
  19. bound form constituent
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 10)
  20. noun offspring; descendants
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 后代 or 子孙 (Guoyu '子' n 4)
  21. noun dear
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A familiar form of address used between husband and wife; for example, 內子 'wife' and 外子 'husband' (Guoyu '子' n 9)
  22. noun little one
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A form of address used by an elder person towards a younger person (Guoyu '子' n 10)
  23. noun son; putra
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: putra, or: kumāra, Tibetan: bu, Japanese: shi (DJBT '子', p. 436; Mahāvyutpatti 'putraḥ'; MW 'putra'; SH '子', p. 98)
  24. noun offspring; tanaya
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: tanaya, Tibetan: bu (Mahāvyutpatti 'putraḥ'; MW 'putra')

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Truncated for common words

  • Scroll 1 Shi Shi Ji Gu Lue 釋氏稽古略 — count: 315
  • Scroll 345 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 199 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 3 Shi Shi Ji Gu Lue 釋氏稽古略 — count: 192
  • Scroll 343 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 188 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 7 Fa Hua Yi Shu 法華義疏 — count: 182
  • Scroll 344 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 175 , has parallel version
  • Scroll 6 Fa Hua Jing Yi Ji 法華經義記 — count: 172
  • Scroll 1 Shijia Pu 釋迦譜 — count: 166
  • Scroll 6 Miaofa Lianhua Jing Wen Ju 妙法蓮華經文句 — count: 125
  • Scroll 319 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 — count: 122 , has parallel version

Collocations

  • 释种子 (釋種子) 彼眾中有釋種子 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 4 — count: 15
  • 子出家 (子出家) 沸伽羅娑羅婆羅門聞沙門瞿曇釋種子出家成道 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 13 — count: 9
  • 大智慧子 (大智慧子) 有大智慧子 — Sutra of the Seven Buddhas 七佛經, Scroll 1 — count: 7
  • 四子 (四子) 王有四子 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 13 — count: 6
  • 梵志子 (梵志子) 與五百梵志子俱止彼林 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 8 — count: 6
  • 子言 (子言) 世尊告頭摩子言 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 11 — count: 5
  • 摩子 (摩子) 頭摩子 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 11 — count: 5
  • 子闻 (子聞) 尼俱陀梵志及五百梵志子聞佛所說 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 8 — count: 5
  • 姓子 (姓子) 諸族姓子常有四念 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 4 — count: 5
  • 其弟子 (其弟子) 人民稱其弟子號曰慈子 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 6 — count: 5