ADMIT one's SELF:own CRIMES OR MISTAKES.
Old Chinese Criteria
1. The current general word for confessing one's guilt is fú 服.
2. Shǒu 首 is refers to an unforced confession of responsibility and guilt.
NB: Zhāo 招 is post-Buddhist (Song/Yuan) and refers to confessing in the context of formal legal procedings.
HUANG JINGUI 2006
Modern Chinese Criteria
供認 is a current modern word for confession.
認罪 focusses on the crime confessed.
招認 (lit) refers in a slightly more literal way to confessing guilt.
招供 refers to confession in a legal context.
自供 focusses on the confession concerning one's own actions.
坦白 refers to a candid profession of guilt.
交代 "hand over" is a figurative idiom for owning up.
供認不諱 (prov) refers to a frank confession of guilt.
不打自招 is to make a spontaneous unforced confession.
rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH ／
Attributions by syntactic funtion
Attributions by text
- 韓非子 : 1
- 史記 : 1
伏 fú OC: bɯɡ MC: buk 1 Attribution
- vtoNconfess, confess to
服 fú OC: bɯɡ MC: buk 1 Attribution
The current general word for confessing one's guilt is fú 服.
- vtoNconfess (guilt)
招 zhāo OC: kljew MC: tɕiɛu 0 Attributions
Zhāo 招 is post-Buddhist (Song/Yuan) and refers to confessing in the context of formal legal procedings.
- vtoNconfess; admit in court
首 shǒu OC: qhljus MC: ɕɨu 0 Attributions
Shǒu 首 is refers to an unforced confession of responsibility and guilt.
- viconfess guilty to a crime
- vtoNconfess guilty (to a crime) (NB: read in ancient falling tone!)
引慝 yǐn tè OC: liŋʔ nʰɯɯɡ MC: jin thək 0 Attributions
- VPiactconfess one's guilt 《書‧大禹謨》：『帝初于〈歷山〉，往于田，日號泣于旻天，于父母，負罪引慝。』
首伏 shǒu fú OC: qhljus bɯɡ MC: ɕɨu buk 0 Attributions
- VPiplead guilty
辭 cí OC: zɯ MC: zɨ 0 Attributions
- nabtextwritten confession
Existing SW for
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