Taxonomy of meanings for 隱:

  • yǐn (OC: qɯnʔ MC: ʔɨn) 於謹切 上 廣韻:【藏也痛也私也安也定也又微也又姓吴志有廷尉左監隱蕃於謹切十一 】
  • yìn (OC: qɯns MC: ʔɨn) 於靳切 去 廣韻:【隈隱之皃又於謹切 】
    • CONCEAL
      • nabactsecretiveness
      • vadNhidden; concealed
      • vadNactkeeping in hiding; concealing oneself
      • vadVin hiding, secretely, privately 隱居
      • vibe hidden, be concealed; be obscured
      • vt[oN]actbe secretive about things, hide things
      • vt+prep+Nhide (something) from 隱乎
      • vt+prep+Npassivebe obscured by N
      • vtoNcover up; hide, conceal
      • vtoNreflexive.自conceal (oneself)
      • vt+prep+Nreflexivehide oneself in
      • reflexive>HIDE ONESELF
        • vadVin hiding
        • viacthide away; become hidden
        • vt[oN]inchoativego into hiding
        • viactkeep in hiding
        • vt+prep+Nhide in
        • vadNfigurativehidden> undemonstrative; discreet
        • live in that way>DWELL
          • viactlive in hiding; live in obscurity; live in such a way as to hide from public life SHIJI: 與高祖隱 "lived in hiding together with Gaozu"
      • bend over>LEAN ON
        • vtoNlean on; be bent over
    • answer hidden>RIDDLE
      • nabtextriddle
      • concealed by lack of light>DARK
        • nsubjectdark place
        • vadNfigurativehidden and unclear
        • vibe dark
        • vifigurativebe prone to hiding things from others; be mysterious and enigmatic
        • abstract> OBSURE
          • positive:PROFOUND
            • vigradedbe profound and subtle
          • deliberately>SECRET
            • vadNconfidential; secret
            • vadVconfidentially, secretly
            • vibe hidden
            • vtoNcausativecause to be hidden> to obscure, to hide, conceal
        • psychological>SAD
          • visad and glum
          • vtoNPab{S}feel sad about the fact that S
      • leave unsaid>SILENCE
        • vikeep silent; be taciturn; make few words