Taxonomy of meanings for 意:

  • yì (OC: qɯɡs MC: ʔɨ) 於記切 去 廣韻:【志也又姓於記切四 】
    • THINK
      • nab.adVin his thoughts
      • nab(post-N)actthe train of thought of the contextually determinate N
      • nabactthinking process, thinking activity; conscious intellectual activity
      • nabpsychmindset, way of thinking
      • nabsemanticintended textual meaning; thought
      • nadNthought-related; intellectual
      • viactengage in conscious thought about things ????
      • nab[.post-N]psychologicalone's way of thinking
      • nab(post-N)the thinking of the contextually determinate N
      • vt[oN]form creative thoughts about thingd
      • organ>MIND
        • nabbuddhistBUDDH: thinking faculty, mind (in Buddhism regarded as one of the sense-organs which has thoughts as its object; as opposed to 心 yì is hardly ever described positively but usually as the faculty which engages in discriminating thoughts) (see also 意識 and 意地) SANSKRIT manas
        • nabpsychmind
      • actively about future action>INTEND
        • nabpsychwish, intention, purpose QIMINYAOSHU 蔡倫立意造紙
        • nabpolitical(political) intentions, ambitions
        • nadVas far as one's intention is concerned, by intention
    • as being true>BELIEVE
      • nabpsychidea, thought
      • vtoNab{S}imagine (typically an unlikely situation); guess, anticipate
      • vtoSbelieve/suspect/assume that S
      • approximately>ESTIMATE
        • vtoNimagine wildly, guess, jump to arbitrary conclusions about
        • nabactguesswork, guessing; subjective opinion
        • vt(oN)make guesses without proper foundation about something contextually determinate
        • viactmake an estimate; make guesses about things
        • suspiciously>SUSPECT
          • nabpsychsuspicion
          • vtoNbe suspicious of
      • object>IDEA
        • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: refers to the reasoning or "idea" behind a mathematical procedure.Mathematical commentarial practice crucially involved not only the reconstruction of effective procedures (which would make Chinese mathematics into a mere art of calculation devoid of theoretical basis) but also the underlying 意 "idea/reasoning behind" the procedure. Thus in his introduction to JZ Liu Hui ejaculates: 總算術之根源,探賾之暇,遂悟其意 "I got an overall view of the underlying principles of the (various) procedures of mathematics, and while taking a rest from the exploration of these mysteries, in the end, in a sudden moment of insight, I got their basic ideas/the underlying reasonings!".Liu Hui writes in his postface about 古人之意 "the underlying idea of the ancients (i.e. concerning the 重差 procedure)", thus there is a historical as well as a systematic motivation behind his quest for the underlying idea.This historical underlying reasoning/idea may be ancient or not, but in any case it may be wrong: JZ, Liu Hui's comm 4.24: 此意非也 "this reasoning is mistaken".
        • nabpsychidea, mental representation; an idea of what one is doing, a reasoned plan; See also: plan
      • modal>SUBJECTIVE
        • nabpsychsubjectivities, subjective thoughts
        • vadNsubjective
        • emotional reaction>FEELING
          • nabpsychthoughtful concern
      • firmly>STUBBORN
        • vibe opinionated
      • plausibly thinkable>PROBABLE
        • vadSis it imaginable that S? it is surely not conceivable that S SHUOYUAN: 異中國有聖人耶?CHECK EXAMPLE
        • vadVquestionparenthetic verb: - I suppose -, could it be that?, perhaps Mo: 意月王將聽吾言
        • =抑 as conceivable plausible alternative>OR
          • vadVor conceivably?, or perhaps?
      • of texts>MEAN
        • nabmeaning, overtone (this use of 意 seems to be very Buddhist and close to the semantics of 'meaning' in phrases such as 'the meaning of life' or can even refer to semantic meaning, like the meaning of a word or phrase, or the meaning of an event)
        • nabpsychsubjective intended meaning; intended purpose or overtone 本意 "basic intended subjective meaning" subjective mental orientation; what one has on one's mind
      • recalling>REMEMBER
        • vtoNthink of
        • object favours etc.>GRATEFUL
          • nabpsychgratified satisfaction; gratitude??
    • =噫SIGH
      • =億NUMBER