Taxonomy of meanings for 幽:

  • yōu (OC: qriw MC: ʔɨu) 於虯切 平 廣韻:【深也微也隱也亦州名釋名曰幽州在北幽昧之地故曰幽禹貢兾州之域舜以兾州南北廣大分燕北爲幽州又北方曰幽都又姓出姓苑於虯切七 】
    • DARK
      • nobscurity; seclusion
      • nsubjectdark place, secluded place
      • nabmetaphysicalthe sphere of dark invisibility; the underworld
      • vadNdark and shady, dark and secluded (like a shadowy valley); overgrown
      • vi.redbe all dark; be completely secluded
      • vibe dark and shady, be secluded
      • vtoNcausativecause to be dark and uncivilised
      • causative>CONCEAL
        • vadNconcealed, hidden
        • vadVin hiding, hidden away, all hidden away; in hidden confinement 幽死
        • vibe hidden, live in hiding; live in hidden seclusion
        • vtoNrare: hide (woman) away and keep her in confinement
        • arrested>ARREST
          • concealed>SECRET
            • nsubjectwhat is hidden or secret; unseen secret places
            • vadVsecretly
        • beclouded>STUPID
          • vibe benighted
          • vtoNcausativecause to be all benighted and in the dark about things; keep in the dark
        • emotional>SAD
          • vadNfigurativedark and sad (thoughts)
      • abstract>OBSCURE
        • nabfactualwhat is mysterious
        • vadNfigurativedark and mysterious
        • vifigurativebe dark and mysterious