Taxonomy of meanings for 信:

  • xìn (OC: sins MC: sin) 息晉切 去 廣韻:【忠信又驗也極也用也重也誠也又姓魏信陵君無忌之後又漢複姓何氏姓苑有信都信平二氏息晉切十一 】
    • FAITHFUL
      • nab.ttowards inferiorsgood faith towards inferiors
      • nabactcredibility; trustworthiness, good faith, dependability, reliability
      • nabdispositiontruthfulness; reliability of one's attitude; credibiliy; trustiness as a psychological virtue involving action in good faith; faithful allegiance
      • v[adN]pluralthose who are trusty, those who are dependable; those who are in good faith
      • vadNfaithful
      • vadNof rulertrusty, reliable (as ruler)
      • vadNsubject=humanreliable, trusty
      • vadVin a trusty way, in a trustworthy fashion; in good faith
      • visubject=humanbe trustworthy, be reliable, show good faith; be dependable
      • vt+prep+Nbe in good faith with, maintain relations of trust with; keep one's faith with
      • vtoNcausativemake reliable, ensure the reliability of
      • vtoNN=humankeep faith with; be trustworthy in one's relations with
      • vtoNabbe faithful to
      • vtoNpsychbe faithful to (ourself)
      • vtoNputativeconsider as trustworthy, regard (a person) as reliable; put one's trust in
      • vtoNinchstart to consider (somebody) as trustworthy
      • vtoNpassivebe regarded as trustworthy
      • abstract: loyal good faith>VIRTUE
        • action:TRUST
          • npassivethose who are trusted
          • nab.ttrust in a person; mutual trust
          • nabpsychtrust, confidence
          • vadNtrusted, recognised by others
          • vihave self-confidence, be confident in oneself
          • vt+prep+Nfeel trust in, have trust in
          • vtoNgradedhave or show trust in (someone or something)
          • vtoNpassivebe trusted
          • vtoNpsychtrust in (oneself); be self-confident
          • vtoSsocialtrust that S, put his faith in S happening
          • vt(oN)N=humantrust the contextually determinate N
          • vt(oN)N=nonhumantrust that the contextually determinate thing is genuine
          • trustworthy>TRUE
            • nabtextwhat is true> truth
            • nadNtrustworthy> reliably true
            • vibe reliably true, be trustworthy; be certainly the case
            • feature>CERTAIN
              • nabfeatureinevitability, reliability
              • nabmetaphysicalthat which is certain
              • vadNcertain, predictable
              • vadVreliably, really 信然
              • vi(of rewards etc) be reliable, be entirely predictable
            • putative>BELIEVE
              • v[adN]pluralBUDDH: believer (in Buddhism); concretely: lay supporter, lay Buddhist
              • vt(oN)believe the contextually determinate N
              • vt+prep+Nhave faith in
              • vtoNtrust to be true, believe; have faith inalso religiously BUDDH: believe in 信佛語
              • vtoNpassivebe believed in; be believed (of a person)
              • vtoNab{S}believe that S
              • vtoNbelieve what N said
              • religious>FAITH
                • nabpsychBUDDH: faith (compare Christian koine Greek: pistis which also has no ancient Greek equivalent)
                • vadVas belief SynGroup corrected
                • vtoSbelieve that; also religiously: have faith in that
            • objective:really>REALITY
              • vadSin truth
              • vadVreally, reliably, dependably
          • obediently>OBEY
            • nabactobedienct service (to the gods or superiors)
            • vadNobedient
            • vt[oN]be obedient to one's superior or to spirits to whom one owes obedience
            • vtoNobey (precepts and prohibitions) faithfully
      • DOCUMENT
        • nwritten document, letter
        • LETTER
          • npost-Han, NANBEICHAO, JINSHU: letter
      • DWELL
        • vadV(dwelling) for one day (SHI)
        • viactSHI; ZUO Xiang 18: spend a couple of nights (below the city walls, presumably in tents)
      • =伸STRETCH OUT
        • vtoNfigurative= shen1 伸: straighten, make N straight