BLINK  

LOOK so as to SHUT AND OPEN one's EYES, OFTEN INVOLUNTARILY.
FLUTTERFLICKERWINKBAT
Antonymy

STARE

See also

MOMENTMOMENT

Kind Of

LOOK

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current word is shùn 瞬, and even that word is rarely used in ancient literature. The blinking of the eye was not a favourite subject for discourse in our sources.

Modern Chinese Criteria

眨 zhǎ is a colloquial word for blinking.

眨眼 is the current modern word for blinking.

巴眨 is a colloquial modern word for blinking.

睒 (obs) is an ancient word for blinking.

眨巴

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

HONG CHENGYU 2009 古漢語常用詞同義詞詞典 311

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vi : 2
  • VPadV : 1
  • vtoN : 1
  • VPt+prep+N : 1

Attributions by text

  • 莊子 : 2
  • 祖堂集 : 2
  • 賢愚經 : 1

Words

   xuàn OC: qhʷiins MC: hen 2 Attributions
  • viactblink
  • viactsubject non-human: blink
   zhǎ OC: sproob MC: ʈʂɣɛp 1 Attribution
  • viactrare, but in SHUOWEN XINFU: blinkOccurs in 說文新附 which shows that it is a new term.
  • vtoNblink (the eye)
眨眼   zhǎ yǎn OC: sproob ŋɡrɯɯnʔ MC: ʈʂɣɛp ŋɣɛn 1 Attribution
  • VPt+prep+Nblink at
眴若   shùn ruò MC: sywinH nyae OC: qhʷljins njaɡ 1 Attribution
  • VPadVwith a blink
瞬 / 瞬   shùn OC: qhljuns MC: ɕʷin shùn OC: qjuns MC: ɕʷin 0 Attributions

The current word is shùn 瞬, and even that word is rarely used in ancient literature. The blinking of the eye was not a favourite subject for discourse in our sources. The current word is shùn 瞬, and even that word is rarely used in ancient literature. The blinking of the eye was not a favourite subject for discourse in our sources.

  • viactto wink, to blink

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: