Taxonomy of meanings for 壹:

  • 壹 yī (OC: qid MC: ʔit) 於悉切 入 廣韻:【專壹又合也誠也輩也醇也又虜三字姓後魏書云壹斗眷氏後改爲明氏 】
    • ONE
      • nsubjectone person
      • vadNone
      • adverbial>ONCE
        • vadVonce, one time (versus 再 "twice"); at any time; also: 壹陰兮壹陽
        • viactdo something once
        • v[adV]doing a certain thing once
        • grammaticalised>AS SOON AS
          • vadV.postN:adSas soon as
          • vadV.postN{SUBJ}:adSas soon as
      • adnominal>SAME
        • vadNthe same, one and the same
        • vibe the same
        • vtoNbe the same with regard to (something)
        • direction>STRAIGHT
          • nabactimpartial morally straight effort
          • viactbe consistent, impartial in action
          • action>CONCENTRATE
            • vichangeto become concentrated; to concentrate; be concentrated on one note
            • vtoNconcentrate 壹志 "concentrate the mind"
        • as the facts>TRUE
          • same time>TOGETHER
            • vadVtogether 壹食之人 "in the case of several people eating together".
            • and well coordinated>HARMONY
              • nabharmony
              • viactbe in harmony with one another
              • causative>UNITE
                • vadNunited, unified
                • vtoNunite
                • vtoNpassivebecome united
            • grammaticalised: logically>ALL
              • vadVcompletely, wholly; (before negatives) not at all 壹不知 "do not at all understand"
      • grammaticalised> MODAL PARTICLE
      • SURNAMES