Taxonomy of meanings for 其:

  • 其 qí (OC: ɡɯ MC: ɡɨ) 渠之切 平 廣韻:【辭也亦姓陽阿侯其石是也又漢複姓六氏左傳邾庶其之後以庶其爲氏丗本楚大夫渉其帑漢清河都尉祝其承先王僧孺百家譜蘭陵蕭休緒娶髙密侍其義叔女何氏姓苑有行其氏令其氏渠之切又音基三十 】
    • GENITIVE PARTICLES
      • npro.adN3. person singularhis, her, its
      • npro.adNanaphorichis/her/its (own)
      • npro.adNclass-memberone of (the class designated by preceding NP) 其南陵, That ridge on the south (of the ridges mentioned in general above)
      • npro.adNgenitiveN lives in the place npro 移其民"move the people of the place"
      • npro.adNfeatureN is a general feature of npro. 修其孝悌忠信"cultivate their filial and fraternal love, the loyality and trustworthiness"
      • npro.adNgenitiveN is an inalienable part of npro 其心 "his heart"
      • npro.adNgenitive其聲 "his sound/voice": typical activity
      • npro.adNindefinite"one's NP"
      • npro.adNkinshipN has the kinship relation N to PRO
      • npro.adNnonreferentialhis, her, its
      • npro.adNsocial relationN has the social relation N to npro
      • npro0.adNgenitivenon-referential: one's own 其身正 "If one's own person is correct..."
      • npro:ad.suǒ Vtsubject其所好"what they like"
      • npro1ad.npro2adN其此語
      • npro.adNcataphoricthe N to be specified below
      • npro.adNad two Nshis/their N1 and... (his) N2
      • npro.adNabhis/her/it's/their action of V-ing
      • npro Vt.adN=其所 the N the subjects Vt-s 其得言 "the words/opinions one gets to hear"
      • npro(post-N1.)adN2N2s among N1s
      • npro.adNfor-Nthe N that is destined for npro, the N that is meant for npro
      • npro.adNas in Mencius: 讀其書不知其人可乎?“reading (out) someone's writings and not knowing anything about him (i.e. the writer), is that acceptable?" the N authored by npro
      • pre-verbal>NOMINALISER
        • npro.adVnominaliser其來 "his coming" npro nominalises a verb phrase it precedes
        • npro{SUBJ}+V{PRED}nominalisersomeone; indefinite subject of nominalised or embedded sentence
        • npro{SUBJ}+V{PRED}subject=nonrefdummy subject of a topicalised expression 其為NP也
        • npro Vt=其所 what the subject Vt-s
        • npro.adN{PRED}nominaliser: 睹其子方也 "saw that he has Zifang": that npro is (an) N
        • pre-sentential>IF
          • npro.adV:adSindefiniteif someone 其言之不怍, "If in making public commitments one is not shy..."
          • npro.adV:adSOBI 2: if (e.g. it rains)
          • npro.adS1:adS2if (with non-referential subject or indefinite subject)
      • pre-nominal>THIS
        • npro.adNanaphoric"the relevant N, that relevant N, the N in question, the N involved"
        • npro.adNdeicticthe; this
        • npro.adNnonreferential"a certain (NP)", the「不在其位,不謀其政。 "When one does not hold a certian position one does not make plans for the administration of that position."
        • npro.adNmthis, the
        • npro.postVt:+V[0]him/her/it/them
        • npro+V.postVtthis; marking embedded sentential objects: that this
        • npro.adNdefinitethe N ones
        • npro.adNanaphoric: these
        • npro.m:adNnon-anaphoric but context-determined: amounts of the relevant
        • npro.adNarticledefinite article: the (relevant)
        • npro.adNarticledefinite article: the (relevant)
        • indefinite>INDEFINITE ARTICLE
          • DELETEa certain
          • npro.adN:adV:.adSWhen a(ny) given (hypothetical) N V-s, then S
        • grammaticalised: specifically>APPROPRIATE
          • npro.adNthe right kind of, the appropriate, the relevant, the suitable 其人
          • grammaticalised: high degree>INTENSELY
              • moral>SHOULD
                • padV(imperative:) must; (general:) should; had better
                • grammaticalised: exclamator, "would that!">UTINAM
                  • npro.adVmay the subject V!
            • epistemic>PROBABLE
              • padN{PRED}presumably; possibly
              • padN{PRED}subjectiveI suppose it is N!
              • padV.post-Sirrealiswould probably, would most likely
              • padV.postN{SUBJ}subjectiveprobably; surely be - I suppose -
              • padVirrealiswould, I suppose; would, presumably
              • padVexpected answer: no!", I wonder?"
              • padVexpected answer: yes!", I wonder?"
              • padVsubjectivepresumably, - I suppose -, perhaps; apparently???
              • padSprobably S
              • padVpossibly
              • interrogative/rhetorical> MODAL PARTICLE
              • as alternative>OR
                • padS1.post-S2or shall we, or should we?; or perhaps; either... or;Note OBI: 其 V 其弗 V: whether we V or not ZGC: 其不乎? "or not?"
              • nominalising-subordinating>IF
                • npro.adV:adSindefiniteif someone 其言之不怍, "If in making public commitments one is not shy..."
                • npro.adV:adSOBI 2: if (e.g. it rains)
                • npro.adS1:adS2if (with non-referential subject or indefinite subject)
          • grammaticalised>PRONOUN
            • npro.adNindefinitea certain
            • npro.postVt.+N{SUBJ}pivotal pronoun, as in 不能令其下也
            • npro{OBJ}+Vtfor him/her/them
            • nprosubordinate(in subordinate sentences) he, she, it, they
            • npro.adNsingular: the subject's, her, his
            • specifically>WE
              • npro.adNour
            • specifically>YOU
              • npro.adNyour; your own
            • specifically>EGO
              • npro.adN1. person singularmy
              • npro{SUBJ}adNab.adSnominalising/subordinating a VERB with a first person subject: "in case of my V-ing", my V-ing
              • npro{TOP}adN. Vpluralof us; from us
      • SURNAMES
          • =期
      • 其 jī (OC: kɯ MC: kɨ) 居之切 平 廣韻:【不其邑名在琅邪又人名漢有酈食其 】
      • 其 ji4《集韻》居吏切,去志見。之部。
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