What does mean 纵予 ?
Hello everyone !
I've seen this word, 纵予, zòngyǔ, in an article about Chinese linguistics and I can't find anywhere what it means. Anybody knows ?
bababardwanJuly 25, 2014, 01:32 AM
I haven't had much luck looking it up either. Sounds like a question for one of the teachers or tingyun.
It seems to translate as longitudinal, but I'm not convinced of that. Are you sure that both characters make a single word and it's not just two words?
I did find this usage of it:
...which firstly made me think it would be a good question for tinyun. You will note earlier in that passage it says 予”即“我, which makes me wonder if 纵予 is effectively being used as two seperate characters. with 予 basically meaning 我.
I'd be interested to see the passage you found 纵予 used in...context might help.
Baidu chinese-chinese dictionary didn't help either. I know tingyun has some other good chinese-chinese dictionaries he uses as well as a good knowledge of ancient chinese.
Hey Baba !
Thank you for your help, my friend ! I've found this word in this article: "即、便、就" 的历史关系
It seems to be a word and not 2 words, even if I can't find it in dictionnaries. Two sentences below:
表示纵予, 相当于 "即使, 纵使"。
表示纵予意义,一般看作连接词, 与时间副词的意义比较疏远, 在产生时间上也与副词不同步。
Yes, I think it's a sort of conjunction but I'd like to be sure of that and to be able to translate this mysterious word.
No worries at all Veronique. My pleasure. Just sorry I couldn't find a more definitive source.I think we were posting at almost same time and so you've probably missed my latest post. Looks like it might mean "concessive conditional" ...type of conjunction.....taking on the " even if" meaning of 纵 I guess
see this article:
Ah, yes, your article backs that meaning up also:
表示纵予, 相当于 "即使, 纵使
纵予 is equivalent to 即使 , 纵使...both meaning even if/even though
...so it means even if / even though ...which is a meaning 纵 holds by itself.
I had seen the article of which you gave me link, but not the translation in English (it was on another website). OK, so it means "even if / even though"... Alright then, I must hang on to study the rest of my article... Again, Baba, thank you soooo much !!