Taxonomy of meanings for 乾:

  • 乾 gān (OC: kaan MC: kɑn) 古寒切 平 廣韻:【字㨾云本音虔今借爲乾濕字又姓出何氏姓苑 】
    • DRIED MEAT
      • nmdried meat
    • DRY
      • vadNdried up; parched
      • vibe completely lacking in (life-giving) humidity, dead dry; be dry; be dried
      • vichangeget dry
      • vt(oN)causativecause to become dry> to dry the contextually determinate N
      • vtoNcausativemake dry, cause to become dry
      • vtoNcausativemake things dry NB: the object is not really omitted, but the verb is clearly transitive. This is a tricky case for grammatical analysis.
  • 乾 qián (OC: ɡran MC: ɡɯiɛn) 渠焉切 平 廣韻:【天也君也堅也渠焉切又音干九 】
    • SKY
      • nabmetaphysicalarchaic, metaphysical: Heaven (YI)
      • nprpersonifiedHeaven (as an agent overseeing what happens on earth)
  • 乾 gān (OC: kaan MC: kɑn) 古寒切 平 廣韻:【乾古文 】