Taxonomy of meanings for 干:

  • 干 gān (OC: kaan MC: kɑn) 古寒切 平 廣韻:【求也犯也觸也亦姓左傳宋有干犨又漢複姓何氏姓苑漢有干已衍爲京兆尹古寒切十六 】
    • SEEK
      • vtoNgo after, seek, do everything to obtain
      • vtoNPab{S}aim for S 干其上 "seek their advancement"
      • vtoNN=humseek the aquaintance of, seek to meet
      • psychological: object own action>INTEND
        • vt+V[0]intend to V
        • resultative: object person>VISIT
          • to create through own effort>ESTABLISH
          • abstract, psychological: resultative>WIN TRUST
            • vtoNconativeseek good relations with, seek advantages from
          • physical: resultative>TOUCH
            • vtoNaffect; reach up to; touch
            • abstract>STIMULATE
                • mutual>INTERACT
                    • negatively>DISTURB
                        • object person>OFFEND
                          • vtoNviolate; go against the wishes of; interfere with
                          • vtoNfigurativeinterfere with, oppose; concern
                      • systematic>WORK
                        • vtoNwork on, work for LY 干祿
                      • causative: cause to interact in group>GOVERN
                        • abstract>RELATE
                  • BROOK
                    • SHORE
                      • SHIELD
                        • nWestern dialects, acc. FANGYAN: shield to cover whole body
                        • nfigurativebe a shield>defence
                      • STATES
                        • NPprancient state conquered by Wu, the name of this state being used in literary contexts to refer to Wu in the phrase 干越
                      • ARISTOCRATS OF SHANG
                      • 干 gan4《集韻》居案切,去翰見。元部。
                        • =矸
                        • =邗
                      • 干 an4《集韻》魚旰切,去翰疑。元部。