1. verb to be kind; to be charitable; to be benevolent
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, in literary Chinese, 慈母多敗兒 'a mother who lavishes too much love on her children spoils them', from Han Feizi's Xian Xue (DCP 'C222'; Guoyu '慈' v; Kroll 2015 '慈' 1a, p. 64; Unihan '慈')
  2. noun love
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 慈 is synonymous with 爱 in this sense, especially the love of a father for their children; Etymology from Shuo Wen: 慈:愛也。 (Guoyu '慈' n 1; Kroll 2015 '慈' 2, p. 64; Sun 2006, loc. 1300)
  3. noun compassionate mother
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Used to address one's mother (Guoyu '慈' n 3)
  4. noun a magnet
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 磁 (Guoyu '慈' n 4; Kroll 2015 '慈' 5, p. 64)
  5. proper noun Ci
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '慈' n 5)
  6. verb Kindness
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Fo Guang Shan
    Notes: (Glossary of Humanistic Buddhism)
  7. noun loving-kindness; maitri
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: maitrī, Pali: mettā, Japanese: ji, Tibetan: byams pa (BCSD '慈', p. 497; BL 'maitrī'; Kroll 2015 '慈' 1, p. 64; Mahāvyutpatti 'maitrī'; MW 'maitrī'; SH '慈', p. 399; Tzu Chuang 2012)

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  • Scroll 14 Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra (Mahayana Mahaparinirvana sutra) 大般涅槃經 — count: 143
  • Scroll 5 Da Ban Niepan Jing Yi Ji 大般涅槃經義記 — count: 137
  • Scroll 15 Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra (Mahaparinirvana Sutra) 大般涅槃經 — count: 133 , has English translation
  • Scroll 3 Weimo Yi Ji 維摩義記 — count: 115
  • Scroll 11 Vibhāṣāśāstra (Bing Po Sha Lun) 鞞婆沙論 — count: 110
  • Scroll 5 Wei Mo Jing Yi Shu 維摩經義疏 — count: 97
  • Scroll 8 Wei Mo Jing Lue Shu 維摩經略疏 — count: 96
  • Scroll 6 Zhu Weimojie Jing 注維摩詰經 — count: 94
  • Scroll 11 Dasheng Yi Zhang 大乘義章 — count: 89
  • Scroll 83 Abhidharmamahāvibhāṣaśāstra (Apidamo Dapiposha Lun) 阿毘達磨大毘婆沙論 — count: 71

Collocations

  • 行慈 (行慈) 二者口行慈 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 11 — count: 58
  • 增上慈 (增上慈) 我今寧可更修增上慈 — Middle Length Discourses (Zhong Ahan Jing) 中阿含經, Scroll 2 — count: 24
  • 慈地 (慈地) 有慈地比丘 — Saṃyuktāgama 雜阿含經, Scroll 38 — count: 16
  • 慈念 (慈念) 慈念一切 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 13 — count: 12
  • 慈比丘 (慈比丘) 行慈比丘有恚心 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 16 — count: 11
  • 慈仁 (慈仁) 慈仁決眾疑 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 3 — count: 10
  • 修慈 (修慈) 欲使修慈解脫 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 8 — count: 10
  • 慈意业 (慈意業) 行慈意業 — Middle Length Discourses (Zhong Ahan Jing) 中阿含經, Scroll 17 — count: 6
  • 常行慈 (常行慈) 一者身常行慈 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 2 — count: 6
  • 慈哀 (慈哀) 思慈哀之行 — Nirvāṇa Sūtra 佛般泥洹經, Scroll 2 — count: 6