Taxonomy of meanings for 刺:

  • 刺 cì (OC: skhleɡs MC: tsʰiɛ) 七賜切 去 廣韻:【針刺爾雅曰刺殺也釋名曰書姓名於奏白曰刺漢武帝初置部刺史掌奉詔察州成帝更名牧哀帝復爲刺史七賜切又七亦切十 】
    • STAB
      • viactengage in stabbing people
      • vtoNstab; puncture, pierce
      • instrument for>WEAPON
          • important part of>TIP
            • nthe sharp point of a piercing weapon
        • with lethal effect>KILL
          • vtoNkill by stabbing
          • vtoNreflexive.自kill (onself)
          • illegally>MURDER
            • vtoNstab (in order to kill)
        • by slight incision>PRICK
          • vtoNprick right down to (e.g. to the bone, as a doctor might); prick into
        • push and punt (boat)>NAVIGATE
          • vtoNto pole (a boat)
        • generalised>STIMULATE
          • perfective>PIERCE
            • vtoNstab into, puncture
            • vtoNpassivebe stung (by an insect), be pierced
            • so as to repair>SEW
              • subject: what pierces>THORN
                • nthorn
              • metaphorical>CONTRARY
                • vt+prep+Nbe contrary to
              • in order to understand>INVESTIGATE
                  • resultative>CHOOSE
                    • conclusion>JUDGE
                      • negative>CRITICISE
                        • vtoNfig: criticise; reprimand
                        • vttoN.+V[0]pivotfig: to criticise; castigate
                        • criminal>BLAME
                            • exocentric: writing that criticises>POEM
                              • nabtextsatirical poem; critical poem
                          • react>LAUGH
                            • vtoNput forward incisive criticism
                • 刺 qi4《晉書音義》七亦反。
                  • ONOMATOPOETICS
                • 刺 qì (OC: skhleɡ MC: tsʰiɛk) 七迹切 入 廣韻:【穿也又七四切 】
                • 刺 cì (OC: skhleɡs MC: tsʰiɛ) 七賜切 去 廣韻:【俗刺 】