Taxonomy of meanings for 契:

  • 契 qiè (OC: kheed MC: kʰet) 苦結切 入 廣韻:【契闊又苦計切 】
  • 契 qì (OC: khees MC: kʰei) 苦計切 去 廣韻:【契約苦計切又苦結切十 】
    • CARPENTER TOOL
      • associated action>CUT
        • vtoNcut into, cut (throat etc)
      • generalised>BREAK OFF
        • feature: psychological>DISTRESS
          • vi.redall distressed
          • vidistressed; anxious
        • object: broken off two-part>TALLY
          • ntally of contract 左契
          • vtoNfigurativemark as contract > approve of
        • abstract>CONTRACT
          • nbinding document of any kind, legal or contractual
          • viactenter an alliance, make a contract for cooperation
        • content>WRITTEN CHARACTER
          • feature of tallies>CONFORM
            • generalised>HARMONY
              • causativeUNITE
                • vtoNunite
              • person in harmony with one>FRIEND
                • aspiring to become like one>STUDENT
                  • abstract>REACH
                    • vtoNreach???
                  • intellectually>UNDERSTAND
                    • nabbuddhistBUDDH: contract to enligthenment > enlightenment; understanding (thereby becoming the member of a lineage)
                    • vt+prep+NbuddhistBUDDH: contract to > enlighten to
                    • vtoNbuddhistBUDDH: contract to > enlighten to (occasionally: get enlightened and become member of the lineage of); wake up to
                  • grammaticalised> CLASSIFIER
                  • TRANSRIPTION as in 契丹
                • 契 qì (OC: khɯd MC: kʰɨt) 去訖切 入 廣韻:【契丹夷名出字林 】