Taxonomy of meanings for 被:

  • 被 bì (OC: brals MC: bɯiɛ) 平義切 去 廣韻:【被服也覆也書曰光被四表又平彼切寢衣也 】
    • RELEASE
      • vtoNread pī: let down (hair)
  • 被 bèi (OC: bralʔ MC: bɯiɛ) 皮彼切 上 廣韻:【寢衣也又姓呂氏春秋有大夫被瞻皮彼切又皮義切二 】
    • BLANKET
      • ncoverlet, blanket to sleep under
      • abstact: external:APPEARANCE
        • using blanket>COVER
          • vt+prep+Nfigurativereach across
          • vtoNfigurativereach all across
          • vtoNpassivebe covered with
          • vtoNstativeto cover all over
          • abstract>FILL
              • abstract: fill as far as>REACH
                • physical>ADD
                    • PREPARE
                        • prepare for, give>GIVE
                            • give support>HELP
                              • vtoNhelp, support
                        • transitive>FIT
                    • exocentric: used as>GARMENT
                      • nclothing, cape
                      • action, transitive>WEAR
                        • vtoNread pī: wear (cloth); bear (shield etc); abstractly, occasionally: bear (a bad name etc)
                        • vtoNfigurativeread pī: wear (a saddle, as of horses)
                        • vtoNextended: wear things that have the effect of N
                  • RECEIVE
                    • vtoNenjoy, derive profit from (benefits)
                    • receiving influence from>BECAUSE
                      • active>GRASP
                        • abstract>SUFFER
                          • vtoNbe exposed to, be on the receiving end of; receive; suffer, undergo
                          • vt+prep+Nsuffer from
                          • grammaticalised> PASSIVE
                          • abstract: suffer influence from, be seduced by>SEDUCE
                            • vtoNpassivebe taken in (by)?? ??? ???? ??????