DANCE  舞蹈

WALK AND JUMP RITUALLY so as to CONFORM to the RHYTHM of MUSIC; ONE OF THE ARTS.
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Kind Of

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Old Chinese Criteria

1. There is only one common word for dancing, wǔ4 舞, and this focusses mainly to the movement of the arms.

2. Dào 蹈 focusses mainly on the movements of the feet in dancing. Cf. 手舞足蹈 "dance with one's arms and dance with one's feet".

3. Yuè 樂 is sometimes used to refer specifically to dancing accompanied by music.

Modern Chinese Criteria

跳舞

舞蹈

翩翩起舞

翩躚起舞

翩然起舞

婆娑起舞

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 10.44

FINSTERBUSCH 1966 Verzeichnis und Motivindex der Han-Darstellungen 240

Taenzer:

FINSTERBUSCH 2000 Verzeichnis und Motivindex der Han-Darstellungen 807

Taenzer/Taenzerinnen

HUANG JINGUI 1995 古代文化詞異集類辨考 Gudai wenhua ci yi ji lei bian kao 103

LANGIUS 1631 Anthologia sive Florilegium rerum et materiarum selectarum

SALTATIO

REY 2005 Dictionnaire culturel en langue francaise 1.2086

SANBAITI 1987 中國文化史三百題 799-803

SUN JI 漢代無知文化資料圖說 NO

WANG FENGYANG 1993 古辭辨 Gu ci bian 309

WANG LI 2000 王力古漢語字典 1028

BARNARD AND SPENCER 2002 Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

BROWN 2005 Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Second Edition

HOROWITZ 2005 New Dictiornary of the History of Ideas, 6 vols.

ROBERTS 1998 Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography 205

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vi : 11
  • nab : 9
  • vtoN : 3
  • n[adN] : 2
  • nab : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 6
  • 楚辭 : 3
  • 論語 : 2
  • 莊子 : 2
  • 毛詩 : 2
  • 韓非子 : 2
  • 尚書 : 2
  • 漢書 : 1
  • 陸機集十一卷 : 1
  • 呂氏春秋 : 1
  • 禮記 : 1
  • 論衡 : 1
  • 春秋穀梁傳 : 1
  • 孟子 : 1

Words

   wǔ OC: maʔ MC: mi̯o 19 Attributions

There is only one common word for dancing, wǔ4 舞, and this focusses mainly to the movement of the arms.

  • nabacta dance, dancing; dancing activities
  • v[adN]master of pantomimes
  • viactOBI 4: dance (for rain); generally: dance (also occasionally said of animals like cranes)
  • vtoNdance to (a piece of poetry/music)
  • vtoNobject=ornamentsdance with N as ornaments
  • nabkind of dance
   wàn OC: mblans MC: mi̯ɐn 3 Attributions
  • nabacta kind of ritual dance (SHI)
  • viactperform a pantomime
   yǔ OC: ɢʷaʔ MC: ɦi̯o 2 Attributions
  • n[adN]row of feathered dancers
   suō OC: saal MC: sɑ 1 Attribution
  • viactdance about
   dào OC: ɡ-luus MC: dɑu 1 Attribution

Dào 蹈 focusses mainly on the movements of the feet in dancing. Cf. 手舞足蹈 "dance with one's arms and dance with one's feet".

  • viactdance, engage in dancing
  • vtoNLIJI: dance to celebrate (something) 舞之
   xiān OC: sen MC: siɛn 0 Attributions
  • viactSHI: caper about, prance about; dance about
   yuè OC: ŋɡraawɡ MC: ŋɣɔk 0 Attributions

Yuè 樂 is sometimes used to refer specifically to dancing accompanied by music.

  • nabactLSCQ 古樂, LIJI 樂記: dancing (accompanied by music)
   hù OC: ɢʷaaɡs MC: ɦuo̝ 0 Attributions
  • nabactZUO: name of an ancient dance
   qiāng OC: skhaŋ MC: tshi̯ɐŋ 0 Attributions
  • viactSHU: to dance
婆娑   pó suō OC: baal saal MC: bʷɑ sɑ 0 Attributions
  • VPidance; saunter

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: