Taxonomy of meanings for 禮:

  • lǐ (OC: riiʔ MC: lei) 盧啓切 上 廣韻:【説文曰履也所以事神致福也釋名曰禮體也得其事體也又姓左傳有衛大夫禮孔盧啓切十六 】
  • lǐ (OC: riiʔ MC: lei) 盧啓切 上 廣韻:【禮古文 】
    • RITUAL
      • nab.adNritual; formal
      • nab.adVin accordance with ritual
      • nab.post-V{NUM}act(a concrete) ritual (of this or that kind)
      • nab.tactritual politeness towards someone N
      • nab{PRED}be in accordance with the requirements of ritual
      • nabactdescriptive: ritual practices, rituals; ritual; the ceremonies
      • nabconceptritual propriety, the rules and principles of ritual propriety; the demands of ritual
      • nabconceptXUN: the principle of ritual order
      • nabconceptritual (functioning as agent)
      • nabpsychsensibility for ritual propriety, sense of ritual
      • nprbookRites; name of a compendium of ritual rules current, later: the classics of Ritual
      • vi+S{SUBJ}S=subjectit is in accordance with ritual that S (possibly should be vt0+S or vt0+V
      • viactact in accordance with ritual, behave properly
      • vtoNputativeregard as ritually correct; regard as the relevant ritual
      • nadSaccording to the rules of ritual propriety
      • vi0there is ritual propriety
      • nab.post-Nthe ritual of N
      • moral>POLITE
        • vt(oN)treat a contextually determinate person with politeness
        • transitive attitude>RESPECT
          • nabpsychrespect, obeisance
          • vt[oN]display proper respect towards others
          • vtoNgradedshow proper respect to; treat with proper politeness See HOSPITALITY 甚禮之
          • vt+prep+Nshow respect to; treat with polite consideration; pay special ritual respect to
          • specifically>GREET
            • nabactgreeting
            • vtoNshow proper politeness towards; greet; pay obeissance to (person or body-parts)
            • specifically>GIFT
              • npresent
          • specificallyLIQUOR
            • nmZHOULI: wine to serve guests with; drop of wine
            • towards non-relatives>HOSPITALITY
              • vt(oN)show ritual respect to (with contextually understood object)
              • vtoNtreat politely, show polite respect to
              • vtoNgradedshow ritual respect for (a person), treat politely; show public respect for (behaviour or a skill) 大禮之 SEE ALSO THE ENTRY UNDER "RESPECT" WHICH IS INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM THIS!
          • general moral quality>VIRTUE
        • social>CUSTOM
          • nabactproper ritual practice, characteristic ritual practice (of such and such a time)
          • specifically>FEAST
            • nabsocialbanquet, feast