Taxonomy of meanings for 今:

  • jīn (OC: krɯm MC: kɯim) 居吟切 平 廣韻:【對古之稱説文云是時也 】
    • NOW
      • n[adN]those who live at the present
      • nabthe present, the present time; the present age
      • nabstatethe present state
      • nadNOBI: present, contemporary; in the present sequence of days/months
      • nadSdiffuseat this point in time, nowadays, these days
      • nadSnarrativethese days, nowadays 今也; now
      • nadV.postN{SUBJ}now
      • nadVfigurativehereby
      • nadVtimeas for the present> at present, now [NB: preverbal 今 may often have to be read as preceding a "minor sentence" with omitted subject.]
      • nadSat this point of time
      • nadSNow in the present case
      • now!>IMPERATIVE MARKER
        • nadVtimeV at once!
      • logical>MOREOVER
        • nadSSnon-narrativemarker of new paragraph introducing a non-narrative new sequence, translatable by "now"
    • temporal>AS SOON AS
      • logical>IF
        • nadS1.adS2conditionalnow if for example; suppose
        • DELETEnow if at this point S1, then S2
        • DELETEif now S1, then S2