Taxonomy of meanings for 幸:

  • 幸 xìng (OC: ɢreeŋʔ MC: ɦɯæŋ) 胡耿切 上 廣韻:【説文作𡴘吉而免凶也以屰从夭夭死之事故死謂之不𡴘胡耿切四 】
    • LUCK
      • vt+prep+Nbe so lucky as to V
      • nabmetaphysicalluck, good fortune; a stroke of good luck
      • vadNlucky, what is a matter of luck only
      • vadVas a matter of good fortune, by the grace of the ruler; by a stroke of good luck
      • viZZ 1152: be fortunate, be lucky
      • vigraded甚幸(of things) be a matter of good luck; be a a matter of pure luck; (of persons) have a stroke of good luck
      • visubject=humanbe lucky 吾幸 "If I am lucky..."
      • vtoNputativeregard as fortunate, rejoice in as fortunate
      • VPadVby good luck
      • by happy coincidence>ENCOUNTER
          • grammaticalised: if by good chance>IF
            • just>NOW
                • grammaticalised: in continuation of preceding time>STILL
              • be so lucky as to>SURPASS
                • be so lucky as to>COPULATE
                  • vt+prep+Nbe so fortunate as to enjoy the sexual attentions of (a superior, typically a ruler)
                  • vtoNenjoy favours from a superior; (as a superior) pay favourable sexual attention to, choose to have sex with
                • causative> of emperor, favouring with his presence>GO TO
                  • favour with one's favourable interest>LIKE
                      • comparative>PREFER
                          • exocentric: preferred person>FAVOURITE
                            • nabstativefavour; favoured status
                            • vadNfavoured, favourite
                            • vichangegain favour with one's superior
                            • vt+prep+Ngive special favours to, show favour to
                            • vt+prep+Npassivehappen to enjoy special favour; be shown special favour 幸於
                            • vtoNshow special favour; bestow special favours on
                          • show favour and>RELEASE
                          • emotion>DELIGHT
                            • vichangefeel more and more fortunate
                            • vtoNregard as fortunate, rejoice in as something fortunate
                          • general state>HAPPY
                            • vibe happy by good fortune
                          • intensely>LOVE
                            • nabpsychpreferential affections
                            • vt+prep+Nenjoy the affections (or sexual favours) of a ruler (or superior) (sometimes with institutional subjects)
                            • vtoNshow affections for DCD: 寵愛。
                          • object: idea of future event>HOPE
                            • vt[0]+V[0]hope for unrealistically, engage in wishful thinking; imagine enthusiastically 幸勿見怪-like examples; gamble on
                            • vt[0]oS(I) hope that S
                            • vtoNab{S}hope for the situation S to arise
                            • VPinourish unrealistic hopes for irregular gains; try one's luck
                          • object: person in trouble>SYMPATHY
                            • resultative inclination or action>GENEROUS
                              • vadVin polite formulae: gracefully; by your grace; kindly, generously 願大王幸V
                              • effective medical action>CURE