BLUE  

COLOUR of the SKY AND the DEEP SEA.
See also

GREEN

Kind Of

COLOUR

Old Chinese Criteria

1. Qīng 青 is perhaps the most current word for dark blue, but this word covers a wider spectrum including dark green and even dark grey.

2. Cāng 蒼 refers to the blue colour, prototypically to the bright blue colour like that of the sky.

[GENERAL]

3. Lán 藍 is rarely used in pre-Buddhist times, and the word refers to a deep, rich blue colour.

[SPECIFIC]; [[RARE]]

黄金貴:古漢語同義詞辨釋詞典

HUANG JINGUI 2006

ART 16.

青,春日草木之色,又指礦物顏料青雘;青色通稱。

藍,藍草,其葉或莖可制藍色染料;唐代始用為口語中藍色通稱。

蒼,草之色;兼指深青色和淺青色。

碧,青色玉石;喻指淺青色。

綠,帛之青黃色;引申為青黃色。

翠,青羽雀;喻指淺青色。

蔥,可作菜或調味品的草本植物,喻指淺青色。

Modern Chinese Criteria

蔚藍

天藍

碧藍

青藍

寶藍

藍盈盈

藍晶晶

淡藍

淺藍

蔥白

月白

品月

深藍

湛藍

靛藍

藍靛

靛青

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

BUCK 1988 A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages 15.67

REY 2005 Dictionnaire culturel en langue francaise 959

SCHMIDT 1889 Handbuch der lateinischen und griechischen Synonymik 51

UNGER 2009 Kleine Schriften Deutsche Ostasienstudien 1-9

ZHANG YONGYAN 1992 語言學論集 100-13

BAECHTHOLD-STAEUBLI 1987 Handwörterbuch des deutschen Aberglaubens

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vadN : 15
  • vi : 7
  • nab : 2
  • vt+prep+N : 2
  • NPab : 1
  • v[adN] : 1
  • nm : 1
  • n.red : 1
  • vi.red:adN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 呂氏春秋 : 5
  • 莊子 : 4
  • 毛詩 : 3
  • 淮南子 : 3
  • 祖堂集 : 3
  • 說苑 : 2
  • 山海經 : 2
  • 荀子 : 2
  • 韓詩外傳 : 2
  • 禮記 : 1
  • 論衡 : 1
  • 管子 : 1
  • 韓非子 : 1
  • 法言 : 1

Words

   qīng OC: tsheeŋ MC: tsheŋ 18 Attributions
  • nabfeaturedark green/blue/grey colour, "grue"
  • vadNgreen; green/blue; dark grey
  • vi.red:adNintensitiveREDUP: deeply green
  • vibe green; green/blue; dark grey
  • vichangeturn green/blue/dark grey
  • vt+prep+Ngradedbe more green/blue than
   cāng OC: skhaaŋ MC: tshɑŋ 12 Attributions
  • n.redblue hue, blue colour
  • nmblue dye
  • vadNazure blue (sky)
  • viazure blue
  • vichangeturn azure blue
  • v[adN]what is steely-dark blue
蒼蒼   cāng cāng MC: tshang tshang OC: skhaaŋ skhaaŋ 1 Attribution
  • NPabfeatureintense blueness
   lán OC: ɡ-raam MC: lɑm 0 Attributions
  • nabfeaturethe dark blue colour LH: 藍朱 "blue and scarlet"
  • viindigo blue
   diàn OC: deens MC: den 0 Attributions
  • videep blue
蔚藍   wèi lán OC: quds ɡ-raam MC: ʔɨi lɑm 0 Attributions
  • VPipost-Han, DU FU: sky-blue

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: