Taxonomy of meanings for 曲:

  • 曲 qū (OC: khoɡ MC: kʰiok) 丘玉切 入 廣韻:【委曲説文作?象器曲受物之形又姓晉穆侯子成師封於曲沃後氏焉漢有代郡太守曲謙丘玉切四 】
    • BEND
      • vtoNcausativebend
      • vadNbent; crooked
      • figurative:CONFORM
        • viactbe compliant
        • vtoNconform to informally
      • resultative>CURVED
        • nfigurativebend in a waterway
        • nsubjecta bent object 輮直為曲, something crocked
        • vadNbent
        • vibe bent or curved
        • vifigurativebe crooked, be less than straightforward See WICKED
        • nab2roundness
        • nabfigurativeliterary: semantic and stylistic convolutions
      • own body>BOW DOWN
        • viactbow (and scrape)
      • so as to permanently distort>TWIST
        • nabactact of twisting or bending
        • nabstativetwisted state
        • vadNcurved, bent
        • vadVin half-circles
        • vtoNbend 曲肱"bend one's arm"
        • figurative>CHEAT
          • nabactdevious course of action, warped way of behaving
          • vtoNfigurativebe devious in relation to
          • feature of actions>UNJUST
            • vifigurativebe unjust
            • feature of persons.WICKED
              • nabactcrookedness, deviousness; injustice
              • v[adN]the crooked
              • vibe devious, crooked
              • vt+prep+Nbe devious towards, be dishonest towards 曲於
    • REMOTE
        • PART
          • nadNunits, gained as a result of subdivision.
          • SMALL
            • vadNminor; detailed 曲禮 "detailed ritual rules"
            • vadVin trifling matters
            • UNIMPORTANT
              • vifigurativetrifling
              • VILLAGE
                • nremote marginal place; small village
                • REGION
                  • vadNparochial, local
                  • vadVlocally, parochially
                  • nparochial small place, local region
                  • local>MUSIC
                    • nmusical piece of poetry; piece of music; tune
                    • specifically(modern reading qu3)>SONG
                      • nsong, tune
      • personal names>ARISTOCRATS OF JIN