Taxonomy of meanings for 奚:

  • 奚 xī (OC: ɡee MC: ɦei) 胡雞切 平 廣韻:【何也説文曰大腹也又東北夷名亦姓夏車正奚仲又虜複姓後魏書有達奚薄奚統奚吐奚等四氏胡雞切十八 】
    • BARBARIANS
      • SLAVE
        • narchaic, ZHOULI: female slave, particularly a witty female slave
    • grammaticalised>WHAT
      • npro.adNrhetorical questionwhat? [Note that complex NPs are apparently not acceptable after xī 奚
      • npro.adNquestionwhat N? 奚故
      • npro{OBJ}+Vtwhat object?
      • npro{OBJ}+Vtexpected answer: no!what object? i.e. none
    • grammaticalised>HOW
      • padVexpected answer: no!how? in what way
    • grammaticalised>WHERE
      • npro{OBJ}+VtN=objin what place? > where?
    • grammaticalised>WHITHER
      • npro{OBJ}+Vtwhither
    • grammaticalised>WHY
      • padVquestionwhy?
      • padVrhetorical questionwhy?
    • SURNAMES