BOX  

CLOSED HARD CONTAINER.
CASECRATECHESTCOFFERCASKETCONTAINERRECEPTACLE
Old Chinese Criteria

1. Qiè 篋 refers generally to a box in pre-Han literature, and specifically to an oval bamboo basket with cover, used for saving precious things, but also books or cloth.

2. Guì 匱 refers to a cabinet-like box with doors.

3. Dú 櫝 refers to a small box with small doors.

4. Xiá 匣/柙 refers to a small box for objects like maps.

5. The most general current word for a box became xiāng 箱, but this word became current only in Han times.

6. Hán 函 refers to a container box large enough to contain a skull.

Modern Chinese Criteria

盒子

匣子

箱子

箱籠

書箱

書簏

信箱

郵箱

竹箱

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

CAI SHAOWEI 2010 跟我學同義詞 37

PILLON 1850 Handbook of Greek Synonymes, from the French of M. Alex. Pillon, Librarian of the Bibliothèque Royale , at Paris, and one of the editors of the new edition of Plaché's Dictionnaire Grec-Français, edited, with notes, by the Rev. Thomas Kerchever Arnold, M.A. Rector of Lyndon, and late fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge no.288

HONG CHENGYU 2009 古漢語常用詞同義詞詞典 151/2

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 31
  • NP : 2
  • ncpost-V{NUM}.post-N : 2
  • nadV : 2
  • vtoN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 百喻經 : 6
  • 史記 : 6
  • 莊子 : 4
  • 禮記 : 3
  • 鹽鐵論 : 3
  • 韓非子 : 3
  • 春秋左傳 : 2
  • 論衡 : 2
  • 戰國策 : 2
  • 說苑 : 1
  • 論語 : 1
  • 劉義慶世說新語 : 1
  • 呂氏春秋 : 1
  • 管子 : 1
  • 韓詩外傳 : 1
  • 尚書 : 1

Words

   qiè OC: kheeb MC: khep 16 Attributions

Qiè 篋 oval bamboo basket with cover, used for saving precious things, but also books or cloth.

  • nZZ: small box made of bamboo; YTL: small box (e.g.for valuables, or for books)
  • ncpost-V{NUM}.post-Nclassifierbox of N
  • vtoNput in a box
   guì OC: ɡruds MC: gi 5 Attributions

Guì 匱 refers to a cabinet-like box with doors.

  • nlarge wooden box with doors, a mini cupboard
  • ncpost-V{NUM}.post-Nclassifierbox-full
   hán OC: ɡuum MC: ɦəm 4 Attributions

Hán 函 refers to a container box large enough to contain a skull.

  • nbox
  • nadVinstrumentusing a box; in a box
匣 / 柙   xiá OC: ɡraab MC: ɦɣap xiá OC: ɡraab MC: ɦɣap 4 Attributions

Xiá 匣/柙 refers to a small box for objects like maps. Xiá 匣/柙 refers to a small box for objects like maps.

  • nSJ: small box (to put a map into)
   dú OC: ɡ-looɡ MC: duk 4 Attributions

Dú 櫝 refers to a small box with small doors.

  • nsmall wooden box, smaller than guì 匱.
   lián OC: ɡ-rom MC: liɛm 1 Attribution
  • nbox with many layers/drawers used from Han times onwards, typically used to carry sacrificial offerings or women's ornaments
   shí OC: djaɡ MC: dʑiɛk 1 Attribution
  • nstone container for/with the spirit tablet used in ancestral worship
   lù OC: b-rooɡ MC: luk 1 Attribution
  • nbox; basket; hamper
匣匱   xiá guì OC: ɡraab ɡruds MC: ɦɣap gi 1 Attribution
  • NPboxes of any kind
篋匱   qiè guì OC: kheeb ɡruds MC: khep gi 1 Attribution
  • NPnonreferentialboxes and coffers
   jí OC: ɡrɯb MC: gip 0 Attributions
  • nFENGSUTONGYI: light bamboo box with lid that can be carried on the back, especially made for transportation of books
   xiāng OC: sqaŋ MC: si̯ɐŋ 0 Attributions

The most general current word for a box is xiāng 箱, but this word became current only in Han times.

  • nKONGQUEDONGNANFEI: trunk made of bamboo, large box

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: