AFTERNOON  下午

PERIOD LATE IN-RELATION-TO MID-DAY and BEFORE EVENING.
Antonymy

MORNING

Kind Of

PERIOD

Old Chinese Criteria

[GENERAL/SPECIFIC]

1. The general term for the afternoon, already attested in OBI, is zè 昃.

[GENERAL]

2. Bū 晡 refers to the time of the afternoon meal bū 餔, and is a rare word that is first current in HANSHU.

[SPECIFIC]

3. Hūn 昏 refers to the time when dusk has set in properly, but before it is dark, i.e. "dusk".

[SPECIFIC]

Modern Chinese Criteria

下午

午後

下半天

後半天

下半晌

後半晌

後晌

過晌

晚半天兒

晚半晌

日仄 (obs)

日側 (lit)

first rough draft to identify synonym group members for future analysis, based on CL. 18.11.2003. CH/

HUANG JINGUI 1995 古代文化詞異集類辨考 Gudai wenhua ci yi ji lei bian kao 314

WANG FENGYANG 1993 古辭辨 Gu ci bian 4

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • nadS : 7
  • nab : 3
  • nadV : 1
  • n : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 3
  • 禮記 : 2
  • 呂氏春秋 : 2
  • 說苑 : 1
  • 管子 : 1
  • 毛詩 : 1
  • 韓非子 : 1
  • 尚書 : 1

Words

   hūn OC: hmuun MC: huo̝n 11 Attributions

Hūn 昏 refers to the time when dusk has set in properly. [SPECIFIC]

  • nabdusk; nightfall
  • nadSat dusk
  • nadV
   zè OC: tsrɯɡ MC: ʈʂɨk 1 Attribution

The general term for the afternoon, already attested in OBI, is zè 昃. [GENERAL]

  • nOBI: afternoon
  • nadSin the afternoon
   bū OC: paa MC: puo̝ 0 Attributions

Bū 晡 refers to the time of the afternoon meal bū 餔, and is a rare word that is first current in HANSHU. [SPECIFIC]

  • nHN, HANSHU 神女賦: latter part of the afternoon, 3-5 o'clock 晡時
   xūn OC: qhun MC: hi̯un 0 Attributions
  • nadSrare, WENXUAN: at dusk
   xī OC: ɢee MC: ɦei 0 Attributions
  • NPadSIn the early afternoon

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: