Taxonomy of meanings for 神:

  • shén (OC: ɢljin MC: ʑin) 食鄰切 平 廣韻:【靈也易繫辭曰隂陽不測之謂神亦姓風俗通云神農之後漢有騎都尉神曜何氏姓苑云今琅邪人食鄰切二 】
    • shén 神DEITY
      • n+prtitledeity named Npr
      • nthe spirits; the divine creatures; divinity, spirit (typically belonging to or stemming from Heaven)
      • nabmetaphysicalsupernatural spirits; supernatural entities; sometimes perhaps abstract: the supernatural
      • nadVanalogylike a spirit 神速
      • npost-Ndeity/deities of the N (including rivers, mountains and the like)
      • vichangebecome divine, become a deity
      • specifically: ancestral deity> shén 神ANCESTOR
        • abstractly: divine> shén 神SUPERNATURAL
          • n[adN]person possessed of supernatural talents
          • nabstativethe status of divinity
          • vadNdivine, superhuman; numinous; divinely efficient; of divine powers; divinely inspired
          • vadNfigurativeholy
          • vibe supernatural, divine, numinous; divinely efficient; be possessed of supernatural powers; occasionally used in a derived transitive sense
          • viactshow one's divine efficacy in action
          • vtoNcausativemake into something spiritual
          • vtoNcausativecause (oneself) to become supernaturally endowed
          • vtoNgradedbe more supernaturally effective than
          • nabsupernatural power, supernatural efficiency (mostly so in XUN as a technical term)
          • vtoNcausativemake yourself appear supernaturally endowed
          • vtoNreflexive.自make oneself appear supernaturally endowed
          • vtoNpassivebe recognised as being endowed with supernatural abilities or features
          • anthropologically: immortal dominant part of personality> shén 神SOUL
            • nab(post-N)spirit soul; the spirits (as distinct from the mind 心 and opposed to the body 形)
            • nab(post-N)psych(the agent's own) soul
            • nmspirit; spiritual soul
            • nab[.post-N]one's body
            • psychologically: mental receptive part of the soul> shén 神MIND
              • nabmind (of the individual)
              • metaphysically: numinous inscrutable workings of the mind> shén 神ENERGY
                • nab(post-N)psychpsychological energies of the contextually determinate N
                • nabmetaphysicalmental energy, mental energies
          • figuratively: supernaturally intense> shén 神INTENSELY
              • socially: numinous political/social energy> shén 神POWER
                • nabmetaphysicalHF 8.7.33: daemonic authority