Taxonomy of meanings for 幾:

  • jǐ (OC: kɯlʔ MC: kɨi) 居狶切 上 廣韻:【幾何又旣狶切 】
  • jī (OC: kɯl MC: kɨi) 居依切 平 廣韻:【庻幾又祈蟣二音 】
  • qí (OC: ɡɯl MC: ɡɨi) 渠希切 平 廣韻:【近也又居依居豈二切 】
  • jì (OC: ɡɯls MC: ɡɨi) 其既切 去 廣韻:【未巳又音蟣音機 】
    • NEAR
      • vadVnearly
      • vichange(not) get anywhere near one's aim 不幾
      • vt+prep+Nfigurativecome close to (e.g. the truth, a virtue, one's aim), approximate 幾於死亡 We are close to death.
      • action: come close to>SUCCEED
        • nabprocesssucceeding
        • nabstativestate of near-perfectness; near-perfect success
        • vijust about succeed, just about achieve one's ends; be near-perfect
        • viprocessget close to success (in an undertaking)
        • anticipatory>HOPE
          • vtoNpassivebe hoped for 可幾
      • SMALL
        • vibe tiny, be small, minute
        • grammaticalised: by a small margin>APPROXIMATELY
          • vadVnearly, almost
          • vtoNobject=numapproach to the amount of
        • of small intensity>TENUOUS
          • viLY 4.18, according to Bao Xian commentary: subtly, in a subtle manner that does not offend
    • psychological>DISTRESS
      • nabcrisis point; momentary crisis; momentary state of distress
      • vireach crisis point
      • exocentric: objective>DANGER
        • vibe in a dangerous condition
        • nabdangerous stage
    • HOW MANY
      • npro.adNquestionhow many, how much?
      • vadV{NUM}.adNhow many?
      • v[adN]N=humhow many [persons]
      • npro.adNrhetoricalhow many N(on the face of the earth...)?
      • SEVERAL
        • vadNformal: several