Taxonomy of meanings for 安:

  • ān (OC: qaan MC: ʔɑn) 烏寒切 平 廣韻:【安徐也寧也止也平也亦州名春秋時鄖國漢屬江夏郡宋分江夏郡爲安陸郡武德年討平王丗充改爲安州有鄖水亦姓風俗通云漢有安成爲太守廬山記有安息國王子安髙又漢複姓有安都氏烏寒切五 】
    • PEACEFUL
      • nabstativepeace of mind, security;
      • vadVpeacefully and comfortably 安坐
      • vibe at peace and secure, be at ease; find peace; be poised
      • vi0there is peace
      • vtoNcausativecause to be peaceful/tranquil > pacify, put to rest, keep at rest 安心 pacify the mind, make the mind tranquil
      • vtoNcausativecause (oneself) to be perfectly at ease
      • vtoNcausativekeep oneself at rest
      • vtoNcausativekeep politically secure, cause to be secure; cause to be in peace
      • vtoNputativeregard as conducive to peace; feel at ease with, feel comfortable with; find one's peace in; be content with; find comfort in (women and feasting)
      • vibe still
      • vtoNhave a peaceful and comfortable time in (a bureaucratic position)
      • thus inert>SLOW
        • viactin polite diplomatic language: slow down
        • vadVat one's ease; slowly; at a leisurely pace SHI
      • DWELL
        • vtoNsettle peacefully in (a place), be at peace in (a place, also abstractly: a social position)
        • vtoNfigurativedwell securely in > cultivate constantly
        • causative: cause to remain in one place>STOP
          • vtoNorder to stop; stop; order to remain in one place 安兵
        • abstract:BE IN
          • vtoNbe in (a place or position), remain undisturbed in (a place), thrive in (a location) (of plants etc) 安其處 "thrive in one's place"
          • grammaticalised: at that point of time>THEREUPON
            • vadV.postN{SUBJ}:postS
          • causative:PUT
            • vt+prep+Nput in a certain place, put into
            • vtoNput on, apply; install, arrange
            • vttoN1.+N2put N1 in the place N2
    • COMFORTABLE
      • nabstativematerial comfort; comfortable safe conditions; personal comfort (note that after verbs of seeking one might want to take this as verbal...CH)
      • vadVcomfortably, at ease
      • vipsychfeel comfortable, feel well
      • vtoNcausativeput physically at ease; provide comfort for, provide well for
      • vtoNcausativemake (oneself) feel at ease
      • vtoNputativeconsider as comfortable, feel especially comfortable with, be fond of; feel comfortable with
      • vtoNputative.reflex.自feel (oneself) to be at ease
      • vadNcomfortable
      • vtoNcausativemake N comfortable (for oneself)
      • vtoNpassiveto be found comfortable
      • making oneself comfortable>SIT
        • viactsit down comfortable, settle down in sitting position YIZHOUSHU
      • medically>HEALTHY
        • vibe in good form, be in good health
      • mood-wise>HAPPY
        • nabpsychhappy peace of mind
        • vibe happily at peace; find peace and happiness; lead a happy enough life; be conducive to happy peace of mind
        • vtoNfeel happy and at ease with, be happy in; find happiness in, take pleasure in
        • vtoNcausativebring happiness to
        • causative (conative):CONSOLE
          • vtoNcomfort; console; pacify
        • relational:LOVE
          • vtoNbe on intimate terms with
      • security-wise>SAFE
        • vadNsafe; secure
        • vibe safe
        • vpostadVsafely??? 置本不安
        • vtoNcausativeensure one's own safety
        • vtoNputative.reflex.自consider (oneself) safe
        • vtoNmake secure, ensure the safety of
        • viconcretebe stable and safe (e.g. the ground)
        • nabstatesecurity, safety
    • HOW
      • padVnon-rhetoricalHow (in fact)? (non-rhetorical)
      • padVrhetorical questionhow? (idiomatic in 安得 "how can one get to?", 安敢"how would I dare to?"
      • from>WHENCE
        • npro.adVquestionwhence, from what place
        • npro.adVrhetorical questionwhence? (i.e. from nowhere?)
      • in>WHERE
        • padVexpected answer: no!where? (presupposed answer: nowhere!)
        • padVwhere on earth
        • npro.adVtoNN=objmildly rhetorical: to which place on the face of the earth
        • p VtquestionVt where?
    • to>WITHER
        • relation>WHOM
          • npro.post-N{PRED}Now as for (NEW THEME)
          • npro{OBJ}+Vtto whom 史記:安歸 "to whom shall the people turn"