Taxonomy of meanings for 端:

  • 端 duān (OC: toon MC: tʷɑn) 多官切 平 廣韻:【正也直也緒也等也亦姓出姓苑又漢複姓孔子弟子端木賜也多官切十一 】
    • beginnning>BEGIN
      • nabbeginning; first symptom
      • physical>TIP
        • ntip (of an arrow etc); abstractly: end or ends of something
        • npost-Ntip of N
      • abstract>LIMIT
        • nlimit
      • philosophial>BASIS
        • nabmetaphysicalpsychological basis (see also FEELING); basic elements; basic point made; basic orientation; point of view, approach; basic motives
        • nadVoriginally, fundamentally
        • metaphysical>OMEN
            9
          • basically and not superficially>INTENSELY
              22
              • psychological>FEELING
                • nabpsychbasic impulse, basic motivation
            • basic question>PROBLEM
              • nabconceptsubject matter, issue????
              • basic approach>METHOD
                • nabapproach, basic method (see BASIS); bearings
              • basic aspect>PRINCIPLE
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                  • STRAIGHT
                    • nadNelevated style: straight; basic and correct
                    • nadVelevated style: in a principled way
                    • vadVstraight up, upright, in a upright position
                    • vibe upright
                    • vifigurativebe straight; basic and correct; be principled
                    • vtoNcausativecause to be properly straight
          • LENGTH MEASURES
            • ncpost-V{NUM}.post-Nclassifier1.8 zhang of cloth