Taxonomy of meanings for 兼:

  • 兼 jiàn (OC: kleems MC: kem) 古念切 去 廣韻:【古念切又古嫌切二 】
  • 兼 jiān (OC: kleem MC: kem) 古甜切 平 廣韻:【説文曰并也兼持二禾秉持一禾又姓衞公子兼之後古甜切七 】
    • ANNEX
      • vtoNactunite under one's unified control; annex;
      • nabactannexation by others
      • vtoNfigurativeappropriate something illegally; misappropriate
      • abstract>COMBINE
        • vt+V[0]{PASS}be combined so as to V
        • vtoNcombine, hold jointly (offices etc); occasionally, LY 11: combine the energies of
        • TOGETHER
            • AND
              • vt+V1.postadV2and, and in addition, and in combination
              • grammaticalised>ALSO
                • vadV.postSmoreover; concurrently
                • EQUAL
                  • nabpsychuniversal-mindedness
                  • vadNequality-minded; universal-minded in the Mohist sense
                  • SAME
                    • vadNthe same; joint
                    • vtoNdo likewise to
                    • numerical again> DOUBLE
          • so as to make a whole>COMPLETE
            • vadVcompletely
            • INTENSELY
              • result>WHOLE
                  • grammaticalised>ALL
                    • vad.VtoNobjecteach of the objects singly, every object; each object in its own way 兼而 sometimes neutralised: all the objects in a blanket way
                    • vadVreference=subjectpost-Han: all subjects