1. noun desire
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 愿望 (Guoyu '欲' n 1; Unihan '欲')
  2. verb to desire; to wish
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 欲 is a full verb in this sense. For example, 其恕乎!己所不欲,勿施於人。 'Is not reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.' (Lunyu 17:24, trans. by Legge 1861; Guoyu '欲' v 1)
  3. adverb almost; nearly; about to occur
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Comparison
    Notes: In this sense 欲 has the same meaning as 快要 (Guoyu '欲' adv 2)
  4. auxiliary verb to desire; to intend
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In Literary Chinese, 欲 is an auxiliary verb in this sense (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122; Unihan '欲').
  5. noun lust
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 情欲 (Guoyu '欲' n 2)
  6. noun desire; intention; wish; kāma
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Concept: Mental Factor 心所
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: chanda, or: kāma, Pali: canda, Japanese: yoku, Tibetan: 'dun pa; one of the five object-determining mental factors in the Mahayana teachings (BCSD '欲', p. 673; DJBT '欲', p. 436; FGDB '欲'; Mahāvyutpatti 'chandaḥ'; MW 'chanda'; SH '欲', p. 355)

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  • Scroll 1 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 四分律行事鈔資持記 — count: 227
  • Scroll 1 Shijia Pu 釋迦譜 — count: 183
  • Scroll 6 Notes on the Viṁśatikāvṛtti 成唯識論述記 — count: 169
  • Scroll 1 Si Fen Lu Shan Fan Bu Que Xingshi Chao 四分律刪繁補闕行事鈔 — count: 162
  • Scroll 60 Madhyamāgama 中阿含經 — count: 155 , has English translation , has parallel version
  • Scroll 2 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 四分律行事鈔資持記 — count: 151
  • Scroll 4 Abhidharmadharmaskandhapādaśāstra (Apidamo Fa Yun Zu Lun) 阿毘達磨法蘊足論 — count: 142
  • Scroll 25 Madhyamāgama 中阿含經 — count: 139 , has English translation , has parallel version
  • Scroll 13 Śāriputrābhidharmaśāstra (Shelifu Apitan Lun) 舍利弗阿毘曇論 — count: 136
  • Scroll 5 Śāriputrābhidharmaśāstra (Shelifu Apitan Lun) 舍利弗阿毘曇論 — count: 130

Collocations

  • 欲见 (欲見) 欲見卿等 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 8
  • 欲使 (欲使) 欲使不出家 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 7
  • 欲获 (欲穫) 未獲欲獲 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 9 — count: 5
  • 今欲 (今欲) 吾今欲以宿命智說過去佛事 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 5
  • 证欲 (證欲) 未證欲證 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 9 — count: 5
  • 欲闻 (欲聞) 汝等欲聞如來識宿命智 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 4
  • 欲诣 (欲詣) 吾欲詣竹園 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 2 — count: 4
  • 欲葬 (欲葬) 汝欲葬我 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 3 — count: 4
  • 汝等欲 (汝等欲) 汝等欲聞如來識宿命智 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 4
  • 欲想 (欲想) 無眾欲想 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 4