Taxonomy of meanings for 土:

  • tǔ 土SOIL
    • nmthe substance earth;
    • vichangeturn into soil
    • nmadNearthen; made of stamped earth
    • area of soil> tǔ 土TERRITORY
      • nterritory; the place where one is living
      • npost-NN's territory
      • agricultural territory> tǔ 土FIELD
        • territory as that of a polity> tǔ 土STATE
          • narchaic: land; place
          • spirit of the territory, deity of the land> tǔ 土DEITY
            • ngod of the soil, spirits of the soil
        • territory one comes from>HOME
          • n(post-N)home 小人懷土
          • nhome
          • late medieval: characteristic of one’s local origins> tǔ 土 RUSTIC
      • soil suitable for pottery> tǔ 土CLAY
        • nmclay
        • nmadNmade of clay
        • vessel made of clay> tǔ 土EARTHENWARE
          • nprimitive pottery
          • nmadNHF: made by the methods of primitive pottery
          • nmadVlike earthenware SHIJI: 土崩
    • ~杜: tǔ 土ROOT
      • nccloan for 杜: in dialect of Qí: root of a tree (specifically: the bark of the roots) ??