Taxonomy of meanings for 乎:

  • hū (OC: ɢaa MC: ɦuo) 戶吳切 平 廣韻:【極也辝也 】
  • hū (OC: ɢaa MC: ɦuo) 戶吳切 平 廣韻:【乎古文 】
    • FINAL PARTICLES
      • ppostadSquestionfinal question particle after verbal sentence 管仲儉乎?"Was Guǎnzhòng stingy?"
      • ppostadS1.adS2alternativemarks alternative questions or statements, similar to 邪
      • MODAL PARTICLES
        • ppostadVcontinuative (See A.C. Graham's article on this.)
        • EXCLAMATORY PARTICLE
          • ppostadN{PRED}what an N!
          • ppostadNprvocativevocative particle after a name used to address a person
          • ppostadSexclamatoryfinal exclamatory particle 必也射乎And if he has to, it is surely in archery!
          • ppostadSexpected answer: no!particle introducing rhetorical questions
          • ppostadV.+N{SUBJ}particle placed after a predicate preposed for emphasis
          • ppostadVparticle placed after a predicate for emphasis
    • “than”>RELATION
      • vt0oN.-V(V-er) in relation to/as compared to (N) 莫大乎X
      • place>BE IN
        • vt[0]oN.postadVin; till
      • goal>TOWARDS
        • vt[0]oN.postadVfrom; in; at; than (= 於)
    • source>FROM
      • vt[0]oN.postadVfrom