céng

  1. céng adverb once; already; former; previously
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time
    Notes: In the sense of 已经; 曾 has a similar meaning in Literary Chinese and Modern Chinese in this sense. For example, 帝嚳高辛者,黃帝之曾孫也。 'Emperor Ku, or Gaoxin was Huangdi's great grandson' (Shiji: Five Emperors 8, translation by Allen; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 119; Guoyu '曾' céng adv; Kroll 2015 '曾' céng 1; NCCED '曾' céng 1; Unihan '曾')
  2. zēng adjective great-grand
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Family
    Notes: For example, 曾祖 'great-grandfather' (Guoyu '曾' zēng adj; Kroll 2015 '曾' zēng 4; NCCED '曾' zēng)
  3. zēng proper noun Zeng
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '曾' zēng n)
  4. céng adjective layered; tiered; storied
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 层 (Guoyu '曾' céng adj 1; Kroll 2015 '曾' céng 2)
  5. zēng verb to add to; to increase
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 加多; as a variant of 增 (Guoyu '曾' zēng v 1; Kroll 2015 '曾' zēng 1)
  6. zēng adverb even more; still more
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 尚且 (Guoyu '曾' zēng adv 2; Kroll 2015 '曾' zēng 2)
  7. zēng adverb actually; in fact; after all; unexpectedly
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 乃 or 竟然 (Guoyu '曾' zēng adv 1; Kroll 2015 '曾' zēng 3)
  8. céng adjective deep
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 深 (Guoyu '曾' céng adj 2)
  9. céng adjective former; pūrva
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: pūrva, Japanese: so, or: sou, or: zou (BCSD '曾', p. 613; MW 'pūrva'; Unihan '曾')

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  • Scroll 51 Abhidharmanyāyānusāraśāstra (Apidamo Shun Zheng Lilun) 阿毘達磨順正理論 — count: 59
  • Scroll 3 Miaofa Lianhua Jing Wen Ju 妙法蓮華經文句 — count: 35
  • Scroll 26 Notes on the Abhidharmakośabhāṣya 俱舍論記 — count: 35
  • Scroll 6 Quotations from Chan Master Ming Jue 明覺禪師語錄 — count: 33
  • Scroll 2 Fa Hua Jing Yi Ji 法華經義記 — count: 33
  • Scroll 6 Notes on the Viṁśatikāvṛtti 成唯識論述記 — count: 32
  • Scroll 15 Vinayavastu (Genben Shuo Yiqie You Bu Pi Nai Ye Yao Shi) 根本說一切有部毘奈耶藥事 — count: 31
  • Scroll 25 Supplement to the Biographies of Eminent Monks 續高僧傳 — count: 29
  • Scroll 6 Pusa Cong Doshuaitian Jiang Shen Mu Tai Shuo Guang Pu Jing 菩薩從兜術天降神母胎說廣普經 — count: 28
  • Scroll 3 Fahua Wen Ju Ji 法華文句記 — count: 28