Taxonomy of meanings for 但:

  • 但 dàn (OC: daans MC: dɑn) 徒案切 去 廣韻:【辤也又徒亶切 】
  • 但 tán (OC: daan MC: dɑn) 徒干切 平 廣韻:【語辝亦姓何氏姓苑云漢有但巴爲濟隂太守又徒旱切又徒旦切 】
  • 但 dàn (OC: daanʔ MC: dɑn) 徒旱切 上 廣韻:【語辝又空也徒也徒旱切十一 】
    • ONLY
      • padN.adVonly the N V-s
      • padVHan dynasty: only, just
      • padVreference=objectonly (the object)
      • padVreference=subjectonly the (preceding) subject
    • IF
      • padV.postN{SUBJ}if you just, as long as you
    • IMPERATIVE MARKER
      • padVyou just V!
    • NONETHELESS
      • padS1.post-S2the only thing is > however