CCCL – Glossary

All terms are in alphabetical order according to their pinyin.

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

C

  • 辰 | chen | one of the ancient Chinese two-hour periods; designated for 7-9 am
  • 尺 | chi | a Chinese foot, about one-third of a meter
  • 巳 | ci | one of the ancient Chinese two-hour periods; designated for 9-11 am

D

  • 石 | dan | dry measure for grain around one hundred liters

E

  • 儿 | er | (lit. child) diminutive marker used as a form of endearment

H

  • 亥 | hai | one of the ancient Chinese two-hour periods; designated 9-11 pm

J

  • 江湖 | jianghu | community of martial artists

L

  • 里 | li | unit of measurement that has varied over time but has now been standardized to 500 meters (Wikipedia)

M

  • 卯 | mao | one of the ancient Chinese two-hour periods; designated for 5-7 AM
  • 亩 | mu | unit of area equal to one-fifteenth of a hectare

S

  • 氏 | shi | clan name; maiden name. A way to identify women that have married.
  • 时辰 | sichen | time system comprising of 12 two-hour periods of the day; one sichen is the equivalent of two modern hours

W

  • 午 | wu | one of the ancient Chinese two-hour periods; designated for 11 am to 1 pm

X

  • 戌 | xu | one of the ancient Chinese two-hour periods; designated for 7-9 pm