Taxonomy of meanings for 法:

  • 法 fǎ (OC: pab MC: piɐp) 方乏切 入 廣韻:【則也數也常也又姓左傳齊襄王法章之後秦滅齊子孫不敢稱故以法爲氏宣帝時徙三輔代爲二千石後漢有扶風法雄法子眞並有傳方乏切二 】
    • PATTERN
      • nabfeaturepattern; mode
      • to be followed>MODEL
        • nab{PRED}methodbe an appropriate model
        • nabmodel
        • nadNexemplary; made according to the prescribed pattern
        • vibe exemplary, be in accordance with a model
        • viactfollow a model
        • vt+prep+Ntake one's model from> emulate
        • vtoNfor Nbe a model for N
        • vtoNpassiveto be emulated; to be taken as a model
        • npost=Nthe model constituted by N
        • nabpluralnorms
        • symbolise>SYMBOL
          • vtoNstativebe modelled on and symbolise
      • to be mechanically used>MOULD
        • nZhu Junsheng: water mould????
      • follow as a pattern>IMITATE
        • vtoNmodel oneself after; emulate, take as a model, follow as a method; (See also IMITATE)
        • vtoNpassivebe taken as a model
        • vt+prep+Ntake one's model from
      • legal>LAW
        • nphysical textthe physical object constituted by a legal text
        • nab.adVin accordance with the Buddhist law; in accordance with Buddhist teaching
        • nabbuddhistpositive rule prescribing behaviour
        • nabsociallaws; set of explicit written rules governing a social group
        • nabtextlaw, legal system, legal rule; law text
        • nadNof the Dharme, characterised by the dharme, concerned with the dharma
        • vibe legal, be in accordance with the law
        • viactact according to the law, keep to the law; be concerned to be legal, be mainly concerned with the law
        • vi0middle voicethere are proper regulations enforced
        • vt+V[0]it is the law to V [compare structurally: 應 "should"] SHIJI: 法當
        • nabnon-penalnon-criminal ritual laws
        • nab[.post-N]the laws applicable to one
        • nabsocialadministrative strategy: impartial implementation of the law of the land
        • apply criminal law>PUNISH
          • nabactSHU, GUAN: refers generally to the application of criminal law to criminals
          • vtoNapply the law to: punish
          • administrative law>COMMAND
            • nabtextmilitary orders
      • of behaviour>METHOD
        • nab.post-V{NUM}methodmethod; model ( we can say cǐ fǎ 此法 "this method")
        • nab.post-V{NUM}actmethod
        • nab.t:post-Nmethodmethod regarding N, method of conducting N
        • nabmedicalmedical method, cure
        • nabbuddhistBUDDH: the method> the Buddhist teaching; SANSKRIT: dharma
    • Buddhist loan>FEATURE
      • nabmetaphysicalfeature; dharma
      • Buddhist loan: ontological element>ELEMENT
        • nbuddhistBUDDH: constituent of existence (GERMAN Gegebenheit); skr. dharma zhūfǎ 諸法 all dharmas, all constituents of existence (referring to physical as well as non-physical objects, also including mental objects, etc.)
    • mathematical technical term>NUMBER
      • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: divisor