Taxonomy of meanings for 嚴:

  • 嚴 yán (OC: ŋɡam MC: ŋiɐm) 語𩏩切 平 廣韻:【嚴毅也威也敬也説文曰嚴令急也亦姓本姓莊避漢明帝諱改姓嚴語𩏩切二 】
    • SEVERE
      • viactbe unpardoning, harsh and stern; maintain strict discipline
      • vadNsevere (father; punishments); stern
      • vtoNcausative(cause to be stern>) make stern (one's appearance, laws etc)
      • nabactseverity, sternness; capability to ensure strict discipline
      • vtoNpay strict attention to; be sternly concerned with
      • vadVsternly
      • vtoNputative(consider as severe>) be scared of (somebody); show respect (towards somebody)
      • vibe severe
      • vi-V{SUFF}look very severe
      • vtoNreflexive.自treat oneself severely/harshly
      • related attitude>FEAR
        • moral>AUTHORITY
          • feature, political>POWER
            • nabsocialsevere authority and power
            • vadNpowerful; mighty
            • vadVin imposing style
          • feature, psychological>SERIOUS
            • viactbe serious
            • vadVwith serious diligence
            • nabactserious diligence, respectful concern
            • VPadNof seriousness and spiritual purity of concern
            • in service and intent>DILIGENT
                • object>URGENT
                    • generalised>INTENSELY
                      • vadNintense and painful
                      • specific: (intensely)>COLD
                      • attitudinal, treat as urgent>PROVIDE
                        • vtoNmake good arrangements for
                    • specific> act on with diligence>EMBELLISH
                • =譀
              • 嚴 yan2 《集韻》魚銜切,平銜疑。
                • =巖
              • 嚴 yan3《經典釋文》魚檢反。談部。
                • =儼
              • 嚴yan4 【集韻】魚窆切,音驗。酷也。
                • =儼