Taxonomy of meanings for 抑:

  • 抑 yì (OC: qɯɡ MC: ʔɨk) 於力切 入 廣韻:【按也説文作?从反印 】
    • RESTRAIN
      • vtoNrestrain, constrain; chastise
      • vtoNpsychrestrain (oneself)
      • perfective>HINDER
        • generalised>SQUEEZE
          • vtoNpress down, repress, hold down, keep down, curb
          • vtoNfigurativebe suppressed
          • suppressed, low (of voice etc)>TENUOUS
            • specific: lower (head)>BOW DOWN
              • social: cruelly>OPPRESS
                • vtoNpassivebe oppressed; get oppressed
                • depressed>SAD
                  • passive>YIELD
                    • force upon> IMPOSE
                    • abstract> INJUSTICE
                    • generalised: social>CONTROL
                • grammaticalised: exclamatory> OH
                • grammaticalised: logical>OR
                  • padS1.post-S2(between alternative questions:) or
                • grammaticalised: adversative>BUT
                  • padS1.post-S2adversativehowever,...
                  • logical 非…抑>THEN
                  • =懿BEAUTIFUL