DAY  

PERIOD FROM MORNING TO EVENING OR FROM MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT.
DAYTIMEDAYLIGHTWAKING HOURS
Old Chinese Criteria

1. The general term for the day as the time of human activity is 日 (ant. 夜 "nighttime, when there is no activity", and perhaps sometimes xì 夕 "the time of day when the sun is declining and including the time when the sun has gone down but one has not yet gone to bed"). It was unclear in ancient times exactly when during the night one day ends and the next begins.

2. Zhòu 晝 (ant. xiāo 宵 "nighttime" and yè 夜 "night") refers to that part of the day when there is daylight.

Modern Chinese Criteria

一晝夜

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 14.41

DIFFERENTIAE I De differentiis 13

dies

is said to be a positive designation in the masculine, and a negative one in the feminine.

279. Inter Hunc diem et hanc diem. Dies masculini generis bonum tempus apud veteres indicabat; feminini malum, veluti in Job, maledicta dies.

WANG FENGYANG 1993 古辭辨 Gu ci bian 1

GIRARD 1769 SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse 2.285:189

JOUR.JOURNEE

HONG CHENGYU 2009 古漢語常用詞同義詞詞典 18

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 33
  • nadV : 18
  • NPadV : 17
  • VPadV : 9
  • vtoN : 6
  • npost-V{NUM}.adV : 5
  • NP{N1&N2} : 5
  • vi : 4
  • NPadS : 4
  • NPadV.postN{SUBJ} : 3
  • NPpostadV : 3
  • nadN : 3
  • npost-V{NUM}.postadV : 2
  • npostadV : 2
  • VPpostadV : 2
  • VPi : 2
  • vtpostN{OBJ} : 2
  • vt(oN) : 2
  • NPc : 2
  • npost-V{NUM}.adV : 1
  • nadS : 1
  • NP : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 16
  • 春秋穀梁傳 : 14
  • 論語 : 12
  • 韓非子 : 8
  • 孟子 : 7
  • 百喻經 : 6
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 5
  • 臨濟錄 : 5
  • 說苑 : 4
  • 禮記 : 4
  • 論衡 : 4
  • 管子 : 4
  • 莊子 : 4
  • 賢愚經 : 4
  • 戰國策 : 3
  • 妙法蓮華經 : 3
  • 荀子 : 2
  • 孝經 : 2
  • 呂氏春秋 : 2
  • 毛詩 : 2
  • 法集要頌經 : 2
  • 祖堂集 : 2
  • 文子 : 2
  • 尚書 : 2
  • 太平經 : 1
  • 陸機集十一卷 : 1
  • 鹽鐵論 : 1
  • 周易 : 1
  • 史記 : 1
  • 法言 : 1
  • 六祖壇經 : 1
  • 尹文子 : 1

Words

   rì OC: mljiɡ MC: ȵit 50 Attributions

The general term for the day as the time of human activity is 日(ant. 夜"nighttime, when there is no activity", and perhaps sometimes xì 夕"the time of day when the sun is declining and including the time when the sun has gone down but one has not yet gone to bed"). It was unclear in ancient times exactly when during the night one day ends and the next begins.

  • nday, the length of a day counted as day-time; day on which something is to be done>date
  • nadNdaily, per day
  • nadVper day; day by day; (more) every day
  • viactaccording to GONGYANG commentary SSJZS 2000, vol. 20, p. 30 read rí: occcasionally derived verbal uses in commentarial literature like Gongyang, Guliang: record the day
  • vt(oN)give the day for the occurrence of a contextually determinate event
  • vtoNaccording to GONGYANG commentary SSJZS 2000, vol. 20, p. 30 read rí: record the day for
  • vtoNpassiveaccording to GONGYANG commentary SSJZS 2000, vol. 20, p. 30 read rí: (a day) be recorded
  • vtpostN{OBJ}record the date (for a preceding object/event)
  • npost-N(the present) day
  • npost-V{NUM}.postadVfor x days
  • npost-V{NUM}.adVafter: after V number of days
  • npost-V{NUM}.adSafter V number of days
  • nadSpluralthese days
  • npost-V{NUM}.adVfor V number of days
晝夜   zhòu yè OC: tus k-laɡs MC: ʈɨu jɣɛ 19 Attributions
  • NP{N1&N2}nonreferentialgenerally: day and night
  • NPadVduring day and night > all day and night
  • NPpostadVgenerally: throughout day and night
  • VPiactwork all day and night
   zhòu OC: tus MC: ʈɨu 18 Attributions

Zhòu 晝 (ant. xiāo 宵 "nighttime" and yè 夜 "night") refers to that part of the day when there is daylight.

  • ndaytime, daylight
  • nadNdaytime-(meal etc)
  • nadVtimeduring the daytime
  • npostadVduring the daytime
終日   zhōng rì OC: tjuŋ mljiɡ MC: tɕuŋ ȵit 9 Attributions

lasting throughout to the end of the day> all day

  • VPadVthe whole day, all day long, day after day
  • VPpostadVall day
  • VPilast all day
一日   yī rì OC: qliɡ mljiɡ MC: ʔit ȵit 8 Attributions
  • NPadSone day...
  • NPadV.postN{SUBJ}one day (in the past)
  • NPthe whole day
  • NPadV.postN{SUBJ}in the span of one day
   shuò OC: sqrooɡ MC: ʂɣɔk 4 Attributions

Shuò 朔 refers to the first day of every month.

  • nfirst day of the month
朝夕   zhāo xī OC: taw sɢlaɡ MC: ʈiɛu ziɛk 4 Attributions
  • NPadVmorning and evening; sometimes even: from morning to evening, all day long
日頭   rì tóu OC: mljiɡ doo MC: ȵit du 2 Attributions
  • NPcday
竟日   jìng rì OC: kraŋs mljiɡ MC: kɣaŋ ȵit 2 Attributions
  • VPadVthe whole day
   fēn OC: pɯn MC: pi̯un 1 Attribution
  • nequinox
   qǐ OC: kheeʔ MC: khei 1 Attribution
  • ncommencement of season
   huì OC: hmɯɯs MC: huo̝i 1 Attribution
  • nlast day of the month
   zhì OC: kljiɡs MC: tɕi 1 Attribution
  • nsolstice
   chén OC: ɡljɯn MC: dʑin 1 Attribution
  • nday as defined as suitable by constellation of time
三時   sān shí OC: saam ɡljɯ MC: sɑm dʑɨ 1 Attribution
  • NPday and night
旦暮   dàn mù OC: taans maaɡs MC: tɑn muo̝ 1 Attribution
  • NPadVbetween morning and evenign> within the course of a single day
白日   bái rì OC: braaɡ mljiɡ MC: bɣɛk ȵit 1 Attribution
  • NPadVduring the daytime; while it was daytime
於日夜   yú rì yè OC: qa mljiɡ k-laɡs MC: ʔi̯ɤ ȵit jɣɛ 1 Attribution
  • VPadVday and night
終日竟夜   zhōng rì jìng yè OC: tjuŋ mljiɡ kraŋs k-laɡs MC: tɕuŋ ȵit kɣaŋ jɣɛ 1 Attribution
  • NPadVday and night
平晝   píng zhòu MC: bjaeng trjuwH OC: breŋ tus 1 Attribution
  • NPadSin plain daytime
望 / 望   wàng OC: maŋs MC: mi̯ɐŋ (wáng) OC: maŋ MC: mi̯ɐŋ 0 Attributions

Wàng 望 refers to the full moon, the sixteenth or seventeenth day of a lunar month. Wàng 望 refers to the full moon, the sixteenth or seventeenth day of a lunar month.

    旦夕   dàn xī OC: taans sɢlaɡ MC: tɑn ziɛk 0 Attributions
    • NPone day
    湄日   méi rì OC: mril mljiɡ MC: mi ȵit 0 Attributions
    • NPadVthe whole day, for the whole day
       zhāo OC: taw MC: ʈiɛu 0 Attributions
    • nadV一朝 "one fine day"
    平晝   píng zhòu MC: bjaeng trjuwH OC: breŋ tus 0 Attributions
    • NPadS
        MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
    • nadVfor a whole day

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