Taxonomy of meanings for 寺:

  • 寺 sì (OC: sɢlɯs MC: zɨ) 祥吏切 去 廣韻:【寺者司也官之所止有九寺釋名曰寺嗣也治事者相嗣續於其内又漢西域白馬駝經來初止於鴻臚寺遂取寺名剏置白馬寺祥吏切五 】
    • DWELLING
      • nfrom Qín times onwards: dwelling of a high official
    • EUNUCH
      • neunuch
    • OFFICE
      • nHan bureaucracy: a (major) bureaucratic administrative unit or department
    • PUBLIC BUILDING
      • npublic building used as hostel for officials SANGUOZHI
    • TEMPLE
      • ndwelling for a senior official (post-Han: religious building; Buddhist temple)BUDDH: Buddhist temple or monastery
      • npost=Nprthe monastery Npr; the temple Npr
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