Taxonomy of meanings for 私:

  • 私 sī (OC: sil MC: si) 息夷切 平 廣韻:【不公也説文曰禾也息夷切五 】
    • PRIVATE
      • nabthat which is private, private affairs; private actions; what is non-official; private benefits; private interests
      • nabpsychprivate bias, personal bias (in the conduct of official duties)
      • vadNprivate and secluded 私處; unauthorised
      • vadNmoralprivate, non-official; not motivated by public obligations, not involved in any official and public function, not concerning public tasks
      • vadNnon-restrictivepersonal; unmotivated by public general concerns; non-official
      • vadNpersonalpersonal (preference, room), private, non-official
      • vadVunofficially, in a non-official way; for one's own personal purposes; in a way not defined by one's public obligations; in an unlicenced way,unofficially, personally, in an unauthorised way; privately and not on an official public occasion
      • vtoNHF 9.2.19: treat (generosity) as a private affair; make one's private business
      • vtoNcausativetake personal/private control of; make into one's private property
      • v[adN]private possession
      • feature>SELFISH
        • nabactpursuit of private interests, private aims; selfish purposes; private selfishness; egotism
        • nabconceptselfishness
        • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who are selfish or partial for selfish reasons
        • vadNegotistic; unlicenced; irregular and personal
        • vadVselfishly
        • viactbe selfish; be directed towards selfish ends; pursue selfish aims
        • nabselfish interests, selfish concerns
        • generalised: pejorative>WICKED
            • of acts and things>ILLEGAL
                • specific: of sexual intercourse>ADULTERY
                  • vtoNhave intimate emotional and sexual improper relations with
                • specific: of gifts>BRIBE
            • body parts: private parts>GENITALS
              • kinship>FAMILY
                  • specific> woman referring to husband of sister>IN-LAWS
                  • exocentric: dwelling>HOME
                    • exocentric: clothes>GARMENT
                      • nmKarlgren: private clothes
                    • exocentric: territory>FIELD
                        • declarative, generalised: lay claim to>OWN
                        • exocentric: form of existence>LIFE
                          • exocentric: person>EGO
                            • exocentric: personal, non-public>ATTITUDE
                              • psychological>PREFER
                                  • person preferred>FAVOURITE
                                    • nabdispositionpersonal favour; favouritism
                                    • viactshow favouritism
                                    • vtoNshow personal and private favour towards, feel personally partial towards
                                  • generalised>LIKE
                                  • grammaticalised>ALONE
                                    • self-deprecatory>HUMBLE
                                      • feature>SECRET
                                        • vadNnon-public and secret
                                        • vadVin one's own private interest, and secretly; non-publicly and secretly
                                        • vt+prep+Nmake secret/informal contact with (???)
                                        • exocentric: actiivty>COMMUNICATE
                                          • vt+prep+Ncommunicate with N
                                        • exocentric: activity>DEFECATE
                                          • viactdefecate
                                          • specific>URINATE
                                            • viactZUO: periphrastic for: urinate (of males)
                                    • =思