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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2019, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (1): 17-20.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2019.01.004

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Textual research on some disease names including “zhou (疛)”, “wen (殟)”, “zi (㾅)”, “zi (㱴)” and “xian (痫)”*

Lyu Xiaoxue, Wang Yulin#   

  1. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2018-03-04 Online:2019-01-30 Published:2019-03-01
  • Contact: Wang Yulin, male, PhD., Professor, Doctoral Supervisor. Research direction: Chinese medicine exegetical examination. E-mail: lionw@vip.sina.com
  • Supported by:
    National Social Science Foundation of China (No. 11BYY068)

Abstract: There are many disease names conserved in ancient dictionaries. The ancients’ knowledge on diseases can be inferred through annotation on these names. However, corruption cannot be avoided in the process of literature handing-down, so that the descendants can not accurately understand the original meaning of these disease names. Some disease names with large question in Guangya, including “zhou (疛)”, “wen (殟)”, “zi (?)”, “zi (?)” and “xian (痫)”, are combed and analyzed combining with the relevant ancient literature for textually researching on the meanings of these disease names. The purpose is to reflect the importance of explanation on special ancient books to medical lexicological study, and to supplement and correct the interpretation with doubts in contemporary large-scale dictionaries.

Key words: zhou (疛), wen (殟), zi (?), zi (?), xian (痫), textual research

CLC Number: 

  • R2-09