Taxonomy of meanings for 義:

  • yì (OC: ŋrals MC: ŋɯiɛ) 宜寄切 去 廣韻:【仁義釋名曰義者宜也裁制事物使合宜也又姓漢有義縱又複姓西戎義渠爲秦所滅後因氏焉漢有光禄大夫義渠安國 】
    • APPROPRIATE
      • vibe morally appropriate, be right and proper
      • abstract, moral>RECTITUDE
        • nab.tconceptduty towards N ???
        • nabconceptnotion of what is right
        • nabmetaphysicalwhat is right; duty, as in 吾義 "my duty"
        • n[adN]N=humdutiful persons, men of rectitude, persons with a sense of what is just
        • vtoNputativeconsider as moreally right; consider as being just
        • nab.post-Nthe sense of duty, the rectitude of N
        • nab.adVby means of rectitude, acting in accordance with duty
        • nabvaluerighteousness as a personal value
        • vidispositionbe righteous in disposition
        • social>OBLIGATION
          • nabsocialmoral duty, moral obligation
          • nab.post-NN's duty of honour; moral duty
          • nab[.post-N]one's own duty of honour
          • nadVduty-bound
          • moral feelings>FEELING
            • nabpsychproper moral feelings between; appropriate moral and emotional attachment between 曹植: 親交義不薄 "moral attachment to relatives and friends was not superficial"
            • specifically>GENEROUS
              • vibe generous and charitable in the performance of one's moral duty
        • public>JUSTICE
          • nab.adVout of a sense of moral principle, for reasons of moral duty
          • nab.post-V{NUM}conceptwhat is right; rectitude; duty; moral principles; moral standards (of a society, of a group, or of an indiviudal); moral ideals, moral principles; duties, objective duty; just cause
          • nab.post-V{NUM}conceptnotion of justice, notion of morality; subjective moral principle; moral doctrine; 群義
          • nabactwhat is right, that which it is proper to do; duty
          • nabautonymthe word yì 義
          • nabconceptrectitude; moral principle; moral principles; moral duty, moral rectitude; proper moral duties
          • nabfeaturemoral justification, moral correctness; the justice of one's ways
          • nadNrighteous, dictated by duty
          • v[adN]nonreferentialrighteous person
          • vibe in accordance with standards of rectitude; act in accordance with standards of rectitude
          • vt[0]+V[0]absoluteit is right and proper that one should V
          • vt+V[0]putativeregard it as right and proper to V
          • vtoNputativeregard as right and proper
          • vifeaturebe rightous as a person
      • semantically>MEAN
        • nab.post-V{NUM}semanticmeanings
        • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: formal rationale in the form of an underlying fundamental procedural pattern justifying a more specific procedureJZ 6.21, Liu Hui's comm: 此亦重今有之義 "This also has the meaning a reiterated procedure of supposing something to be the case."
        • nabmetaphysicalthe underlying meaning; BUDDH: (true) meaning (of a statement or proposition which does not necessarily conform to its surface semantics); note that 義 often translates skr. artha 'truth' in Buddhist translations
        • nabpsychobjective main idea; 本義 "basic intended objective meaning"; objective meaning
        • nabsemanticunderlying meaning of a term; import of a text; message
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