Taxonomy of meanings for 啟:

  • 啟 qǐ (OC: kheeʔ MC: kʰei) 康禮切 上 廣韻:【開也發也别也刻也説文教也俗作啟康禮切十二 】
    • OPEN
      • vtoNopen (so that it will be permanently unlocked or visible) YILI: 啟會"open the lid"
      • vtoNfigurative"open up" (your mind etc)
      • vtoNmiddle voicebe opened; get opened
      • metaphorical>BEGIN
        • vt+Nprobegin proceedings, begin a conversation
        • vt+V[0]open, begin
        • vtoNcausativecause to begin
        • vtoNbegin (something N)
        • PRECEDE
          • vicome first
          • exocentric: beginning plant>SPROUT
          • time of>DAY
            • ncommencement of season
          • causative>CAUSE TO
              • specific: to thrive>SUPPORT
                • vtoNsupport
                • specific>AGRICULTURE
                  • vtoNopen up for agriculture
              • to understand>TEACH
                • vtoNenlightento instruct
                • vttoN.+Sinstruct/enlighten somebody that
                • specific>GUIDE
                    • object peopole>GOVERN
                      • vtoNgain political control of
                • cause to exist>CREATE
                  • to be visible>SHOW
                    • vtoNdisplay openly, uncover and display
                    • object contrast>DISTINGUISH
                      • through use of language>REPORT
                          • generalised>SPEAK
                            • vttoN.+Ssay S to N
                          • written>LETTER
                            • npost-Han, SANGUO: bureaucratic correspondence on civil matter
                • ARMY
                  • BROAD
                    • vtoNcausativebroaden, widen, extend
                  • HORSE
                    • =目under upper part of啓LOOK
                    • =跽KNEEL
                      • viactSHI kneel
                    • RULERS OF XIA
                      • nprtraditionally 2197 - 2189 B.C. The second ruler in the Mathews list
                  • 啟 qǐ (OC: kheeʔ MC: kʰei) 康禮切 上 廣韻:【説文開也 】