dào

  1. dào noun way; road; path
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: 道 is the 69th most frequently used word in the 1985 Beijing Institute of Languages frequency wordlist. In this sense 道 means 道路 (ABC 'dào' 道 n, p. 172; Ho 2002, '道'; NCCED '道' n 1). For example, 风过去了,只剩下直的雨道 'The wind went away and all that was left was the rainy path.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 264) Middle Chinese: daoX. 道 is used in the same sense in literary Chinese (Kroll 2015 '道' 1). For example, 通九道 'made the roads communicable.' (Records of the Historian, Annals of Xia 史記‧夏本紀)
  2. dào noun principle; a moral; morality
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 道 means 规律,道理, or 道德 in this sense (ABC 'dào' 道 bf 2, p. 172; GHC '道' 3; NCCED '道' 4)
  3. dào proper noun Tao; the Way
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Religion
    Notes: Used in a similar sence in both Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism a doctrinal concept of the fundamental truth and as cultivation of moral character (Yao 2000, p. 26; Kroll 2015 '道' 2a). For example, 率性之謂道 'an accordance with this nature is called The Path of duty.' (Classic of Rites, Doctrine of the Mean 禮記‧中庸, translation by Legge 1885)
  4. dào measure word measure word for long things
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity
    Notes: Such as for rivers, rays of sun, etc (ABC 'dào' 道 m, p. 172; NCCED '道' mw 1) For example, 金光一道一道的射出 'golden rays of light radiating out one-by-one' (Lao She, 2003, p. 34)
  5. dào verb to say; to speak; to talk
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'dào' 道 v 1, p. 172; NCCED '道' v 1; Kroll 2015 '道' 6)
  6. dào verb to think
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'dào' 道 v 2, p. 172; NCCED '道' v 4; Kroll 2015 '道' 4)
  7. dào measure word times
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity
    Notes: For orders, etc (NCCED '道' mw 3)
  8. dào noun circuit; a province
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense, 道 refers to an adminsistrative area in Tang dynasty times. This sense is still used in modern day Korea as a Hanja word (ABC 'dào' 道 bf 7, p. 172; NCCED '道' v 4; ; Kroll 2015 '道' 7).
  9. dào noun a course; a channel
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Geography
    Notes: As in a water course (ABC 'dào' 道 bf 1, p. 172; NCCED '道' n 2)
  10. dào noun a method; a way of doing something
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 道 means 方法 in this sense (ABC 'dào' 道 bf 2, p. 172; NCCED '道' n 3; Kroll 2015 '道' 3; GHC '道' 2).
  11. dào measure word measure word for doors and walls
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity
    Notes: (NCCED '道' mw 2)
  12. dào measure word measure word for courses of a meal
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity
    Notes: (NCCED '道' mw 3)
  13. dào measure word a centimeter
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity
    Notes: Informal (NCCED '道' mw 4)
  14. dào noun a doctrine
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Informal (ABC 'dào' 道 bf 3, p. 172; Kroll 2015 '道' 5; NCCED '道' n 5)
  15. dào proper noun Taoism; Daoism
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Taoism
    Notes: (ABC 'dào' 道 bf 4, p. 172; NCCED '道' n 6)
  16. dào noun a skill
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' n 7; Kroll 2015 '道' 4)
  17. dào noun a sect
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (NCCED '道' n 8)
  18. dào noun a line
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'dào' 道 bf 5, p. 172; NCCED '道' n 8)
  19. dào noun Way
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Fo Guang Shan
    Notes: (Glossary of Humanistic Buddhism)
  20. dào noun way; path; marga
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: mārga, Pali: magga, Japanese: dō, Tibetan: lam; the path leading to the cessation of suffering (BL 'mārga', p. 532; JEBD '道', p. 50)

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  • 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: 210 , has English translation
  • Scroll 4 Hong Zhi Chan Shi Guang Lu 宏智禪師廣錄 — count: 205
  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Abbot Mi An 密菴和尚語錄 — count: 200
  • Scroll 2 Quotations from Chan Master Yunmen Kuangzhen 雲門匡真禪師廣錄 — count: 179
  • Scroll 1 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 179 , has English translation
  • Scroll 2 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 172 , has English translation
  • Scroll 5 Hong Zhi Chan Shi Guang Lu 宏智禪師廣錄 — count: 171
  • Scroll 6 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 168 , has English translation
  • Scroll 2 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 四分律行事鈔資持記 — count: 162
  • Scroll 4 Shi Shi Ji Gu Lue 釋氏稽古略 — count: 158

Collocations

  • 阶道 (階道) 須彌山王有七寶階道 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 18 — count: 33
  • 道趣 (道趣) 復有階道趣娑羅園 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 20 — count: 8
  • 道头 (道頭) 乃詣道頭波梨梵志林中 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 11 — count: 8
  • 衢道 (衢道) 於四衢道起立塔廟 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 3 — count: 8
  • 余道 (餘道) 不信餘道 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 13 — count: 8
  • 思道 (思道) 我但教弟子於空閑處靜默思道 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 16 — count: 5
  • 道真正 (道真正) 我道真正 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 16 — count: 5
  • 菩提道 (菩提道) 向菩提道 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 9 — count: 5
  • 道两边 (道兩邊) 俠道兩邊生多隣娑樹 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 3 — count: 5
  • 第三禅道 (第三禪道) 願為我說是無喜第三禪道 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 21 — count: 5