BACHELOR  光棍曠夫

ADULT who is NOT MARRIED.
SINGLECELIBATE
Antonymy

HUSBAND

Kind Of

ADULT

Old Chinese Criteria

1. There are no competing terms for "bachelor" in classical Chinese. The current word is kuàng fū 曠夫 (opp. yuàn nu# 怨女 "unmarried woman of marrigeable age").

Modern Chinese Criteria

光棍

未娶

單身漢

打光棍兒

中饋猶虛

猶虛中饋

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

JONES 2005 Encyclopedia of Religion

CELIBACY

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • NP{vadN} : 3

Attributions by text

  • 孟子 : 1
  • 韓非子 : 1
  • 韓詩外傳 : 1

Words

曠夫   kuàng fū OC: khʷaaŋs pa MC: khɑŋ pi̯o 3 Attributions

There are no competing terms for "bachelor" in classical Chinese. The current word is kuàng fū 曠夫 (opp. yuàn nu# 怨女"unmarried woman of marrigeable age").

  • NP{vadN}bachelor of marriageable age

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: