Taxonomy of meanings for 世:

  • shì (OC: lʰebs MC: ɕiɛi) 舒制切 去 廣韻:【代也又姓風俗通云戰國時有秦大夫丗鈞舒制切三 】
    • GENERATION
      • n.red:adVfor generations on end; for generations to come
      • ncontemporaryone's own generation
      • npluralthe continuous line of generations
      • nadVtimefrom generation to generation; for generations on end
      • nccgeneration 三世 "three generations"; one's own time; our own time; (e.g. the present) age, historical period; historical conditions; specifically: a period of thirty years.
      • ncpost-V1{NUM}:postadV2for generations 數世
      • vi0a generation passes
      • npost-V{NUM}generation
      • n(post-N)the generation of the contextually determinate N
      • ncpost-V1{NUM}. zhī V2adnominalV2-ed for V1 number of generations
      • nhumanthe people of a generation
      • more general>PERIOD
        • nabtime period (compare sānshì 三世 past, present, future)
        • npost-Nthe period/time of N
        • of present rule>DYNASTY
          • npost=Nprdynasty SHIJI: 周世
        • LIFE
          • FUTURE
            • nfuture generations
        • humans alive in>PEOPLE
          • npluralthe people of one's generation, everyone at the time; everyone at the present time
          • current only among the degenerate present>VULGAR
            • nadNof these vulgar times; of this vulgar world 世俗
            • nmcollectivethe vulgar people, the vulgar crowd; 18th century French: le monde
            • opinion current among>BELIEVE
              • nby extension, occasionally: current opinion among one's contemporaries
      • present>NOW
        • nadNof the present generation; present, contemporary 世之學者
        • next>HEIR
          • nadNhereditary
        • lasting the whole of>ENDURING
          • nadNenduring over generations; eternal; hereditary
        • reality at the time>WORLD
          • n舉世皆濁 this vulgar world; the world one lives in, this world; Rousseau: le monde; this world versus the other worlds entered by the immortals
          • nabmetaphysical(future) world 來世
          • nadNBUDDH: worldly (as opposed to the higher realm of religious reality)
          • nadVin the world
          • nadNof this vulgar world