Taxonomy of meanings for 未:

  • wèi (OC: mɯds MC: mʷɨi) 無沸切 去 廣韻:【辰名爾雅曰太歳在未曰恊洽無沸切八 】
    • NOT
      • p[adV]does not [V] (exocentric verbal construction, compare "I did not" which is also exocentric)
      • padSit was not quite the case that S
      • padVlogicalnot quite; not really
      • padVnegativenot yet
      • padVlogicalbe not quite right, be not quite sufficient to express the truth; not yet
      • vi(0)Not yet.
      • vinever come (as of a day)
      • vpostVor not?
      • vt(+V[0])not yet do something
      • vtoNfail to do as yet
      “not yet”
      • what is not yet>FUTURE
        • nXUN, HF 2.2. the future
      • logically>NOT
        • p[adV]does not [V] (exocentric verbal construction, compare "I did not" which is also exocentric)
        • padSit was not quite the case that S
        • padVlogicalnot quite; not really
        • padVnegativenot yet
        • padVlogicalbe not quite right, be not quite sufficient to express the truth; not yet
        • vi(0)Not yet.
        • vinever come (as of a day)
        • vpostVor not?
        • vt(+V[0])not yet do something
        • vtoNfail to do as yet
        “not quite”
        • generalised>NOT
          • p[adV]does not [V] (exocentric verbal construction, compare "I did not" which is also exocentric)
          • padSit was not quite the case that S
          • padVlogicalnot quite; not really
          • padVnegativenot yet
          • padVlogicalbe not quite right, be not quite sufficient to express the truth; not yet
          • vi(0)Not yet.
          • vinever come (as of a day)
          • vpostVor not?
          • vt(+V[0])not yet do something
          • vtoNfail to do as yet
          “not”
          • idiomatic/grammaticalised post-sententialNOT
            • p[adV]does not [V] (exocentric verbal construction, compare "I did not" which is also exocentric)
            • padSit was not quite the case that S
            • padVlogicalnot quite; not really
            • padVnegativenot yet
            • padVlogicalbe not quite right, be not quite sufficient to express the truth; not yet
            • vi(0)Not yet.
            • vinever come (as of a day)
            • vpostVor not?
            • vt(+V[0])not yet do something
            • vtoNfail to do as yet
            “or not?”
          • generalised>NEVER
            • padVnegativenever 未之V也 as a pattern tends to mean "have never Ved it"
            • padVstill notstill not, not so far
            • vi(0)Never.
            • VPadVnever; (henceforward/thenceforward) never
    • EARTH BRANCH
      • neighth Earth Branch
      “eighth”
      • TIME
        • nabtimeeighth double-hour into which the day was traditionally divided: 1-3 p.m.
        “eighth double hour”