Taxonomy of meanings for 潛:

  • 潛 qián (OC: sɡam MC: dziɛm) 昨鹽切 平 廣韻:【水伏流又藏也亦水名又姓姓苑云臨川人昨鹽切九 】
    • (of river at ford)CROSS OVER
        • action>DIVE
            • resulting process>SINK
              • vadNhidden under water
              • viacthide under water
              • vicausativecause oneself to sink into> delve into water; immerse oneself into water
            • direction of diving>DEEP
              • generalised>HIDE ONESELF
                  • from official life>RETIRE
                    • cause to be hidden>CONCEAL
                      • vtoNreflexive.身hide
                      • vtt[oN1.] prep N2hide oneself in N2
                      • vtt[oN1.] prep N2reflexivehide [oneself] in N2
                      • result>SECRET
                        • vadNhidden, secret
                        • vadVcovertly> furtively; in a hidden way, non-overtly
                        • vtt(oN1.)+N2causativekeep the contextually determinate N1 secret from N2
              • RIVERS
                • CITIES
                • 潛 jiàn (OC: sɡams MC: dziɛm) 慈豔切 去 廣韻:【藏也慈豔切一 】