BLOSSOM  花朵

MOST IMPORTANT VISIBLE PLANT PART of FLOWERS.
BLOOMFLOWEROPENUNFOLD
Old Chinese Criteria

[COMMON/RARE]

[DIALECT/STANDARD]

[GENERAL/SPECIFIC]

[ELEVATED/FAMILIAR]

[POETIC/PROSAIC]

1. Huá 華 is the current general word for a flower, ubiquitous in SHJ.

[GENERAL]

2. Xiù 秀 refers to the flower as a sign of vigour and health and of an ability to bear fruit, and in many cases one can be in doubt whether the reference is more to vigorous fertility than to flowery aesthetics.

[PROSAIC]

3. Róng 榮 can refer in general terms to the flowers of shrubs and trees.

[ELEVATED], [POETIC], [SPECIFIC]

4. Pā 葩 is a Qín 秦 dialect word for a blossom.

[DIALECT]; [[RARE]]

5. Yīng 英 refers to a flowers which are not in connection with the development of any fruits.

[SPECIFIC], [POETIC]

Modern Chinese Criteria

花朵

朵兒

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 8.57

WANG FENGYANG 1993 古辭辨 Gu ci bian 94

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 44
  • vi : 12
  • vadN : 4
  • NP : 2
  • vi : 1

Attributions by text

  • 管子 : 16
  • 楚辭 : 8
  • 禮記 : 6
  • 呂氏春秋 : 5
  • 毛詩 : 4
  • 陸機集十一卷 : 3
  • 祖堂集 : 3
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 2
  • 論語 : 2
  • 山海經 : 2
  • 史記 : 2
  • 六祖壇經 : 2
  • 春秋左傳 : 1
  • 論衡 : 1
  • 賢愚經 : 1
  • 臨濟錄 : 1
  • 淮南子 : 1
  • 韓詩外傳 : 1
  • 新論-漢-桓譚 : 1
  • 法句經 : 1

Words

   xiù OC: slus MC: sɨu 20 Attributions

Xiù 秀 refers to the flower as a sign of health and of an ability to bear fruit.

  • nflower
  • vadNflourishing; blossoming 三秀 "thrice-blossoming"
  • vichangeflower and set ears, be in flower
   huá OC: ɢʷraal MC: ɦɣɛ 18 Attributions

Huá 華is the current general word for a flower, ubiquitous in SHJ. [GENERAL]

  • nblossom (ERYA: on trees and bushes);
  • viprocessto blossom, to be in bloom
  • vifigurativeshow one's talents; scintillate, be impressive
   yīng OC: qraŋ MC: ʔɣaŋ 10 Attributions

Yīng 英 refers to a flowers which are not in connection with the development of any fruits. [SPECIFIC]

  • nblossom; especially: petals 美若英,落英
  • nadNblossom-patterned 英衣
   huā OC: hŋʷraal MC: hɣɛ 9 Attributions
  • nflower, blossom
  • nfigurativeflower, blossom See for example 正花
  • vadNwith blossoms; flowery; (artifact) with blossom motive
  • viactblossom
   róng OC: ɢʷeŋ MC: ɦɣaŋ 3 Attributions

Róng 榮 can refer in general terms to the flowers of shrubs and trees. [ELEVATED], [POETIC], [SPECIFIC]

  • nblossom
   fàng OC: paŋs MC: pi̯ɐŋ 1 Attribution
  • viprocessblossom
英華   yīng huá OC: qraŋ ɢʷraal MC: ʔɣaŋ ɦɣɛ 1 Attribution
  • NPfigurativemagnificent display (like that of a flower)
華英   huá yīng OC: ɢʷraal qraŋ MC: ɦɣɛ ʔɣaŋ 1 Attribution
  • NPblossom
  • VPiblossom
   duǒ OC: toolʔ MC: tʷɑ 0 Attributions
  • na blossom
   fāng OC: phaŋ MC: phi̯ɐŋ 0 Attributions
  • nfragrant> blossom; flower
   pā OC: phraa MC: phɣɛ 0 Attributions

Pā 葩 is a Qín 秦 dialect word for a blossom. [DIALECT]; [[RARE]]

  • nblossom
   wěi OC: ɢʷalʔ MC: ɦiɛ 0 Attributions
  • nflower (variant character for 花, anciently homophonous)

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: