Taxonomy of meanings for 宜:

  • yí (OC: ŋɡral MC: ŋɯiɛ) 魚羈切 平 廣韻:【宜古文 】
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  • yí (OC: ŋɡral MC: ŋɯiɛ) 魚羈切 平 廣韻:【宜古文 】
    • APPROPRIATE
      • nabstativesuitability; appropriateness
      • nabsubjectwhat is appropriate and helpful
      • vi+S{SUBJ}it is fitting that S 宜吾不得見也
      • vibe appropriate, be fitting, be suitable
      • vt+prep+Nstativebe fitting for N
      • vt+V[0]be appropriate to VERB; it is suitable to VERB
      • vtoNbe convenient for, fit into, be fit for
      • vi.postS{SUBJ}that S is appropriate
      • vi+NPab{S.PRED}with postposed subject: be fitting
      • vtoNoptativemay the subject befit, be of the appropriate kind for
      • vtoNcausativecause to act appropriately
      • vt prep Nbe appropriate for
      • vi.postNPab{S}{SUBJECT}be appropriate, be only right and proper
      • vadNappropriate, fitting, suitable
      • v[adN]what is appropriate
      • vtoNhandle N appropriately 君子宜之
      • be on appropriate harmonious terms>FRIEND
        • vtoNbe on good terms with
      • causative: cause to be of appropriate taste>COOK
        • vtoNprepare and season appropriately
    • grammaticalised>SHOULD
      • vt[0]+V[0]one must V;
      • vt+V[0]be obliged to; ought to, should fittingly, have a duty to; deserve to be (VERBED); it is right that; shall
      • vt+V[0]counterfactualshould have宜云 "It (the text) should have said
      • vtoVV=passiveshould be V-ed
      • grammaticalised>PROBABLE
        • vadVpossibly; I suspect
        • specific>NATURALLY
          • vadSnaturally, S would be true; it is not surprising that S
        • intensitive>CERTAIN
          • vadVZUO: doubtlessly, no doubt; naturally enough
    • ANIMISTIC SACRIFICE
      • viactto sacrifice to the god of soil (LIJI)
      • vt+prep+Nsacrifice to N