Taxonomy of meanings for 介:

  • 介 jiè (OC: kreeds MC: kɯæi) 古拜切 去 廣韻:【大也助也佑也甲也閱也耿介也説文作?畫也俗作〈人/力〉又 姓介之推是 】
    • SEPARATE
      • nabdivisions
      • feature>ALONE
        • v[adN]N=humone who is isolated
        • vadVbe on one's own, be isolated from others ZHUANG 介而離山 "when it leaven the mountain on its own" ZHANG HENG 思玄:孑不群而介立
      • feature>NEAR
        • from natural movement>BLOCK
            • from danger>SAFEGUARD
              • n(mobile) armoured guard???
              • (wear armour)WEAR
                • vtoNinchoativeput on
                • =甲 (worn armour)>ARMOUR
                  • narmour: see WANG 1993: 246; XIANG 1997: 306
                  • nabactthe use of armour
                  • vadNarmoured
                  • viactwear armour
                  • vtoNcausativeto provide with armour
              • resulting>COURAGE
                • nabpsychdetermination, moral determination, moral straightness
                • vadNdetermined, firm, ready for battle
          • relation>BETWEEN
            • vadVbeing placed between two things ZUO 介居大國之間
            • vt+prep+Nbe wedged between
            • feature of what is between>>SMALL
              • nsubjectslightest minute thing, least thing; (not) a mite [variant for 芥]
            • grammaticalised>SUDDENLY
              • go between>MESSENGER
                  • specific>INTRODUCE
                    • vtoNpost-Han: introduce
                    • genearlised>HELP
                      • nabacthelp, support; Grand Ricci: Aider; seconder; accompagner. Aide; assistant; protection; secours.
                      • VPttoN1. N2support N1 with N2, help N1 by bestowing N2 on N1; archaic (SHI)
                      • helper>SERVANT
                        • nattendant; butler (whose task it is to act as middleman between visitors and host)
                      • passive>RELY ON
                        • vtoNrely on ZUO 介人之寵 "relying on other people's love"
                        • vt+prep+Navail oneself of
                      • INCREASE
                        • vtoNarchaic and poetic, SHI: support
              • into parts>DIVIDE
                • nabdivisions
              • resultative>DIFFERENT
                • vt+prep+Nstativeseparate oneself from; be separate from; be divided in
              • (一音兀) cut off foot>MUTILATE
                • v[adN]person who has been punished by amputation of the foot
                • vihave an amputated foot, be mutilated ZHUANG: 介也 "be mutilated"
                • vtoNamputate a foot
            • grammaticalised>THIS
              • grammaticalised: adverbial>SUFFIX
                • STATES
                  • MALES OF JIN
                    • of rivers and lakes>BANK
                      • =界BOUNDARY
                        • nborder [anciently sometimes written for 界)
                      • =芥
                      • =价