Taxonomy of meanings for 起:

  • qǐ (OC: khɯʔ MC: kʰɨ) 墟里切 上 廣韻:【興也作也立也發也又姓出何氏姓苑墟里切六 】
    • ARISE
      • vichangearise
      • vt+prep+Narise from 起於
      • vt+prep+Ncausativegive rise to, cause to arise in yourself
      • vtoNcausativecause to arise> allow to arise, give rise to, generate
      • nab{PRED}processemergence
      • vtoNarise from N
      • BEGIN
        • vichangecommence, get to be fully underway, start out (from); contrast the meaning in ARISE
        • vpostadVbegin to V
        • vt[oN]causativecause to arise or begin things (in one's mind)
        • vtoNcause to arise> begin; start
        • vt+prep+Vbegin by V-ing, make V-ing the starting point
        • grammaticalised>ORIGINALLY
          • vadVoriginally
        • physical activity>RISE
          • nabprocessarisingBUDDH: in the Buddhist context referring to the arising of dharmas (which arise only conditioned by and interdependent on other dharmas)
          • virise (as a cloud etc); rise from one's seat; get up from a sitting or resting position
          • vpostadVdirectionverbal complement indicating an upward movement
          • vpostadVN=abstractverbal complement with abstract N > (take) up (a phrase)
          • vt+prep+Nrise from
          • vtoNcausativecause to rise> wake up
          • viimperativerise up!
          • vi-Vrise up to V
          • get up>WAKE UP
            • viactget up
          • action, intransitive>FLY
            • viinchoativefly up
          • causative>LIFT
            • vtoNlift up
            • out from others>CHOOSE
              • raise to life>CURE
                • vtoN
              • bureaucratically>EMPLOY
                • vtoNemploy (a person in office)
            • of animates>STAND UP
              • vistand up (from another position)
              • politically>REVOLT
                • viactrise in revolt
            • specific>MOBILISE
              • vtoNraise (an army); mobilise (the people); bring about (an uprising)
              • vtoNfigurativeinspire
              • vtoNpassivebe mobilised
              • vt(oN)mobilise contextually determinate forces
              • consequent action>LEAVE
                • viactleave (for), set out
            • result>FLOURISH
              • vistart to flourish, rise to full flower or power
              • specific>HEALTHY
                • vichangebecome healthy; recover from (a disease)
              • causative>FEED
                • vtoNraise, breed, cause to grow up
          • causative>STIMULATE
            • vtoN
            • generalised>CAUSE TO
              • vttoN.+V[0]arouse N so that it V-s
              • generalised>PRODUCE
                • vtoNproduce
            • intellectually>GUESS
              • object buildings etc>BUILD
                • vt(oN)raise the contextually determinate building
                • vtoNcommon Han usage: raise (a building)
            • again>RESURRECTION
              • vtoNcausativebring to life again