Taxonomy of meanings for 變:

  • 變 biàn (OC: prons MC: pɯiɛn) 彼眷切 去 廣韻:【化也通也易也又姓出姓苑彼眷切一 】
    • CHANGE
      • nabeventchange (typically from a norm); sudden unusual development
      • nabprocessvariations in appearance (deviations from a norm)
      • viacthuman subjects: change one's habitual behaviour (from a norm)
      • vichangechange one's original ways; change from one's original state; change one's standard course (as the heavenly bodies)
      • vt+prep+Nreflexive.己change (oneself)
      • vt+prep+Nrelationalto change with respect a particular feature, or in comparison with something 變乎色
      • vt+V[0]change to become V
      • vtoNeffect a change on something from a original state, typically, but not always, from a commendable, constant or ordinary state
      • vtoNpassivebe changed from an original (typically but not always commendable) natural state; also: be changed into something different, be replaced with something else
      • vadNchangeable, unforeseen; basically inconstant
      • vt[oN]transform things radically
      • vt Nrelationalchange in respect to N; change in comparison to N
      • visubject=nonhumanbe varied; be prone to changing
      • nabchanging conditions
      • complete and essential affecting identity>TRANSFORM
        • prone to changing> FLEXIBLE [not in the system]
        • adjectival: deviating from the original and proper>DIFFERENT
            • from the usual: unfamiliar>SPECIAL
            • to the worse>DISASTER
              • nabeventemergency; unfortunate unruly turn of events; highly unusual event 心傷國變; HANSHU: 有日蝕地震之變 There were extraordinary events likesolar eclipses and earthquakes.
              • nadNeventunfortunate unruly turn of events
            • action in response>REACT
              • viactshow a formal reaction
              • nabreaction
              • revolutionary>REVOLT
                • nab.post-V{NUM}actrevolt, political upheaval
                • nabactchange from the norm> revolt
                • viactstage a political revolt
          • Buddhist loan>MERIT