Taxonomy of meanings for 常:

  • cháng (OC: djaŋ MC: dʑiɐŋ) 市羊切 平 廣韻:【倍尋曰常又官名漢書曰奉常秦官掌宗廟禮儀景帝六年更名太常也釋名曰九旂之名日月爲常謂畫日月於其端天子所䢖言常明也亦姓出河内漢有常惠市羊切十 】
    • ENDURING
      • nsubj=nonhumanthat which is permanent
      • nabconceptpermanence
      • nabsubjectwhat is constant; constant principle
      • vadNinvariant; constant; permanent, enduring, ever-lasting
      • vadVregularly; invariably; in perpetuity; permanently, constantly
      • vadVadverb-raisingpermanently
      • vibe permanentBUDDH: abbr. for chángzhù 常住; SANSKRIT nitya-sthita
      • vtoNkeep constant
      • intermittently>ALWAYS
        • vadVall the time; again and again
        • imperfectly>COMMON
          • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who are ordinary
          • vadNordinary, not beyond the expected, commonplace, normal
          • vadVconstantly, ordinarily
          • vibe ordinary
          • v[adN]ordinary things; regular patterns
          • adverbial>OFTEN
            • vadVoften
            • vadNrecurrent
          • adjectival>ORDINARY
            • vadNordinary, unembellished; standard; customary; run of the mill; undistinguished
      • subject,PATTERN
        • nabregular pattern
        • optative>STANDARD
          • nabmethodconstant norm; highest norm; routine; constancy in attitude
          • vadNstandardly constantly used
          • legal>LAW
            • nabmethod[what is constant >] regular procedure; constant legally sanctioned practice, regular routine, legal routine; constant unchangeable legal pattern
            • specifically>LAW OF NATURE
              • nabmetaphysicalconstant pattern(>law of nature?)
            • constant moral law>VIRTUE
              • nabconceptmoral constants, virtues
    • unwavering>CERTAIN
      • vadNinvariant>determinate, well-defined; true
      • vadVwill regularly; constantly, predictably, invariably
      • vadVmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: with regularity across different mathematical contexts 常然之勢也 "this is the invariable constellation".
      • vibe assured in the long term
    • =嘗 in bygone times>PAST
      • vadVat one point, once in the past, on one occasion; in the past; in questions: ever
    • 16 尺 feet>LENGTH MEASURES
      • ncpost-V{NUM}.post-NclassifierHF 8.8.25f: 369.6 cm, equals two xún 尋
    • BANNER
      • nimperial banner (also called tài cháng 太常)