Taxonomy of meanings for 經:

  • jīng (OC: keeŋ MC: keŋ) 古靈切 平 廣韻:【常也絞也徑也亦經緯又姓出何氏姓苑古靈切又音徑四 】
  • jìng (OC: keeŋs MC: keŋ) 古定切 去 廣韻:【經緯又古靈切 】
    • main>THREAD
      • nccmain thread; warp; guiding line
      • metonymy: medical, conduit>TUBE
          • geographic: river bed>CHANNEL
            • nriver bed; pattern of water-flow
        • abstract>STANDARD
            • time>ALWAYS
              • padVregularly, always
              • vadNroutine (buseness,matters)
            • concrete>RULE
              • nabmetaphysicalleading thread, warp; cardinal principle
              • vadNwho act according to the relevant guidelines
              • viactfollow a constant guideline
              • attitudinal, treat as: conform to as rule>CONFORM
                • vtoNfollow as one's guideline
              • social>LAW
                • nabmethodunchanging canonical standard, canonical obligatory rule
              • philosophical>PRINCIPLE
                • nab.post-Nthe warp> underlying principles and rules
                • vibe properly principled; be in accordance with the classics
            • literary>CLASSIC
              • nclassic book; main textBUDDH: Buddhist scripture, often concretely referring to sūtras which traditionally were regarded as the words of Buddha
              • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: Already Liu Hui's preface to JZ refers to JZ as a 經 in the notoriously ill-understood phrase 經術 which, in Liu Hui's preface to JZ must refer to "the procedures in the Classic (i.e. in the JZ)". Thus whereas the JZ itself does not declare itself to be a 經, the earliest commentary does. If, as many modern Chinese translators suggest, 經 had to be taken to refer to the Confucian classics in Liu Hui's commentary, this would mark an uncharacteristically diffuse departure from the mathematical topic of his great commentary.
              • generalised>BOOK
                • nspecialised book, comprehensive book 山海經 or 本草經,茶經
                • abstract>LITERATURE
                  • nabbuddhistBUDDH: Buddhist genre, this is the standard word for canonical texts attributed to Buddha Śākyamuni (see also the rare 修多羅 and 契經; the first genre in the twelve-fold division of the Buddhist canon 十二部經) (see also CLASSIC); SANSKRIT sūtra
            • action: imposed regular activity>WORK
              • nabactlarge undertakings; work
              • senior>GOVERN
                • nab.tactgovernment of N, regular administration of N
                • vibe well-ordered
                • vtoNgovern well, govern properly; deal with efficiently as the person responsible
                • vtoNreflexive.自govern (oneself)
                • generalised: systematic>CONTROL
                  • future>PLAN
                    • vt+V[0]plan to V
                    • vtoNplan systematically; plan (and build)
          • use to hang oneself>STRANGLE
            • vtoNreflexive.自hang (oneself)
            • reflexive>SUICIDE
              • vt[oN]hang oneself
            • generalised>KILL
              • vtoNreflexive.自kill (oneself)
            • action: thread through>CROSS OVER
              • nabactpassage through somewhere
              • vt+prep+Npass through (a time N)
              • vtoNpass through
              • vt+prep+NN=placecross over, pass through
              • go through and experience>ENCOUNTER
                  • passive: be encountered>HAPPEN
                    • vt0+prep+N.postSfigurative?? (a certain amount of time has) passed/gone by (since the event expressed in S); or: an event S lasts/endures for the period indicated by N
                    • vt0oN.postadVfor an N length of time
                    • vt0oN{SUBJ}pass (as periods of time do)
                    • vt0oNfigurative(an amount of time) passed
                    • grammaticalised: after S has occurred>ONLY THEN
                      • vtoN.adShaving passed through the time N, S happened > only after the time N, then S
            • ten billion>NUMBER
              • nabmathematical termten 兆,ten billion