Taxonomy of meanings for 分:

  • fèn (OC: bɯns MC: biun) 扶問切 去 廣韻:【分劑扶問切又方文切五 】
  • fēn (OC: pɯn MC: piun) 府文切 平 廣韻:【賦也施也與也説文别也府文切六 】
    • DIFFERENT
      • nabmetaphysicaldistinction; distinguishing features, difference
      • vadVseparately; in different places
      • vi2be different (from each other)
      • vttoN1.+N2causativecause (oneself) to remain different from N2
      • putative>DISTINGUISH
        • vibe divided > be (clearly) held apart; be distinct; be clearly defined
        • vtoNhold apart, distinguish
        • vtoNpassivehe held apart; be held distinct
        • nabsemanticthe application of conceptual distinctions to reality
        • reflexive: distance oneself:DISTANT
        • causative>DIVIDE
          • nab.tactbeing divided by N
          • vadVdivided up: singly, one by one, individually; separately
          • vtoNdivide up; carve up; divide among oneselves; separate
          • vtoNpassivebe divided (as Jìn into three states); be not concentrated in one hand but divided (as power etc)
          • vtoNmiddle voicebe divided
          • physically>SPLIT
            • vtoNsplit
            • specific, read fēn:HALF
                (GH)
              • specific, read fēn: tenth part>TEN
              • so as to cause to have separately>DISTRIBUTE
                • nabactthe apportioning, distribution; allotment
                • vtoNdistribute, give out; apportion; allot, mete out, parcel out
                • vttoN1.+N2distribute things to people; share things with people
                • vtt(oN1.)+N2distribute contextually determinate things to the N2
                • vtoNpassivebe distributed (to others), be allotted to others
                • generalised:>GIVE
                  • what is distributed to one by Heaven>FATE
                    • nab.adNmetaphysicalallotted by fate
                    • nabmetaphysicallot, fated role
                  • what is doled out to one socially>RANK
                    • nabsocialrank; status, dignity of rank
                  • of what one has>SHARE OUT
                    • vtoNshare, take one's share of
                    • vt[oN]share things
                • change: become divided>DISINTEGRATE
                  • vichange
                • equal division of day and night>EQUINOX
                  • nequinox 春分 秋分
                • =份 generalised object: derivation by tone change fèn>PART
                  • nseparated part
                  • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: