1. noun a man; a male adult
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CCD '夫' fū 2; Guoyu '夫' fū n 1; Kroll 2015 '夫' fū 1, p. 117; Unihan '夫'; XHZD '夫' fū 1)
  2. pronoun this; that; those
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Demonstrative 指示代词
    Notes: 夫 was also used as a demonstrative pronoun in preclassical and classical Chinese, in the sense of 此 or 彼 (CCD '夫' fú 1; Guoyu '夫' fú adj; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 89; Unihan '夫').
  3. particle now; still
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Modal Particle 语气助词
    Notes: In Literary Chinese 夫 may be placed at the start of a sentence to introduce a topic (CCD '夫' fú 3; Guoyu '夫' fú particle 1; Kroll 2015 '夫' fú 1, p. 117; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 74; XHZD '夫' fú 1).
  4. particle is it not?; final particle
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Modal Particle 语气助词
    Notes: In this sense 夫 may be used to form questions in Literary Chinese (Guoyu '夫' fú particle 2; Kroll 2015 '夫' fū 2, p. 117; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 145; ; XHZD '夫' fú 2).
  5. noun husband
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 丈夫 (CCD '夫' fū 1; Guoyu '夫' fū n 3; Kroll 2015 '夫' fū 1a, p. 117; Unihan '夫'; XHZD '夫' fū 2)
  6. noun a person
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a noun suffix (Guoyu '夫' fū n 2; Kroll 2015 '夫' fū 3, p. 117)
  7. noun someone who does manual work
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 渔夫 'fisherman' or 农夫 'farmer' (CCD '夫' fū 3; Guoyu '夫' fū n 4).
  8. noun a hired worker
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CCD '夫' fū 4).
  9. pronoun he
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A personal pronoun, in the sense of 他 (CCD '夫' fú 2; Guoyu '夫' fú pronoun; Kroll 2015 '夫' fú 2, p. 117)

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Truncated for common words

  • Scroll 1 Treasure Store Treatise 寶藏論 — count: 68
  • Scroll 1 Zhao Lun 肇論 — count: 65 , has English translation
  • Scroll 2 Tan Jin Wenji 鐔津文集 — count: 64
  • Scroll 2 Hongming Ji (Collection on the Propagation and Clarification of Buddhism) 弘明集 — count: 56
  • Scroll 6 Bian Zheng Lun 辯正論 — count: 53
  • Scroll 13 Guang Hong Ming Ji 廣弘明集 — count: 53
  • Scroll 14 Guang Hong Ming Ji 廣弘明集 — count: 49
  • Scroll 6 Beishan Record 北山錄 — count: 48
  • Scroll 5 Hongming Ji (Collection on the Propagation and Clarification of Buddhism) 弘明集 — count: 44
  • Scroll 7 Hongming Ji (Collection on the Propagation and Clarification of Buddhism) 弘明集 — count: 42

Collocations

  • 壮夫 (壯夫) 譬如世間有力壯夫 — Beginning of the World (Qi Shi Jing) 起世經, Scroll 4 — count: 9
  • 田夫 (田夫) 譬如田夫 — Saṃyuktāgama 雜阿含經, Scroll 10 — count: 7
  • 夫延 (夫延) 俱至夫延城 — Nirvāṇa Sūtra 佛般泥洹經, Scroll 1 — count: 5
  • 夫曰 (夫曰) 語其夫曰 — Madhyamāgama 中阿含經, Scroll 32 — count: 5
  • 夫出家 (夫出家) 夫出家者 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 5
  • 夫生 (夫生) 夫生有死 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 2 — count: 4
  • 夫智者 (夫智者) 夫智者以譬得解 — Saṃyuktāgama 雜阿含經, Scroll 5 — count: 4
  • 夫为人 (夫為人) 夫為人子 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 11 — count: 4
  • 夫言 (夫言) 語夫言 — Laizhaheluo Jing (Raṭṭhapālasutta) 賴吒和羅經, Scroll 1 — count: 4
  • 名士夫 (名士夫) 是名士夫捷疾具足 — Saṃyuktāgama 雜阿含經, Scroll 32 — count: 4