ADDRESS someone so as DEMAND to FIGHT WITH him, OR so as to DEMAND another COURAGEOUS REACTION.
Old Chinese Criteria
1. There is no obvious, common word for the concept of a challenge in classical Chinese. The only word I have found is zhì 致 when it refers to challenging an army to battle.
Modern Chinese Criteria
挑戰 is the current word for a challenge of any kind, often also of a figurative kind.
叫陣 refers in a literary way to a literal challenge to battle directed at a military enemy.
求戰 refers in a literary and old-fashioned way to an effort at joining battle.
搦戰 nuòzhàn refers in a general way to a challenge to fight.
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
- 春秋左傳 : 7
致師 zhì shī OC: k-liɡs sril MC: ʈi ʂi 3 Attributions
- VPichallenge to battle 致楚師 "challenge the Chǔ army to battle"
致 zhì OC: k-liɡs MC: ʈi 2 Attributions
There is no common word for the concept of a challenge in classical Chinese. The only word I have found is zhì 致 when it refers to challenging an army to battle.
- vtoNchallenge to battle 致師
挑 tiǎo OC: ɡ-leewʔ MC: deu 1 Attribution
- vt+Vchallenge (to battle), incite (to war)
釁 / 釁 xìn OC: qhrɯns MC: hin xìn OC: hmrɯns MC: hin 1 Attribution
- vtoNchallenge; provoke
Existing SW for
Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: