Taxonomy of meanings for 操:

  • 操 sóu (OC: soowʔ MC: səu) 蘇后切 上 廣韻:【車轂中空 】
  • 操 cào (OC: tshaaws MC: tsʰɑu) 七到切 去 廣韻:【持也又志操七到切又七刀切七 】
    • ACT
      • nabactconduct, way of behaviour as something deliberately cultivated
      • vtoNtake on (a task); practice (an art)
  • 操 cāo (OC: tshaaw MC: tsʰɑu) 七刀切 平 廣韻:【操持七刀切又七到切四 】
    • WIELD
      • vtoNwield and use (a weapon or tool; a technique)
      • vt(oN)wield/excercise the contextually determinate N
      • vtoNinchoativestart to wield
      • nderivedwhat one figuratively wields and uses
      • musical instruments>PLUCK
        • musical instruments>KNOCK
            • what is performed>TUNE
            • generalised>WORK
                • generalised>BEHAVIOUR
                    • underlying pattern of>PRINCIPLE
                        • public>STANDARD
                          • nabmethodpattern of behaviour, standard of action
                    • military drill> EXERCISE
                  • generalised>HOLD
                    • vtoNhold in one's hands and be in charge of; hold and carry along (objects with or without a handle)
                    • vtoN.adVholding an N to V
                    • socially: hold the control of>CONTROL
                      • viactwield control
                      • vtoNwield effective control over
                • SURNAMES
                  • =躁