Taxonomy of meanings for 鮮:

  • 鮮 xiān (OC: sen MC: siɛn) 相然切 平 廣韻:【鮮潔也善也又鮮卑山因爲國号亦水名水經曰北鮮之山鮮水出焉又姓後蜀録李壽司空鮮思明又漢複姓鮮于氏 】
    • FRESH
      • nsubjectfresh edible things, fresh food
      • nabstativebeing fresh
      • vadNfresh
      • vibe fresh, pure, and new, unstale
      • vichangeturn fresh
      • vifigurativeaesthetically fresh and transparent; translucent and clear
    • FISHES
      • nsmall fish
  • 鮮 xiǎn (OC: sqenʔ MC: siɛn) 息淺切 上 廣韻:【少也 】
    • RARE
      • vadVrarely, in only a few cases
      • grammaticalised>FEW
        • nprosubjectarchaic: few (opp 靡不 "all")
        • vielevated style?: be few and far between; be sparse, be scarce, be few; be a rare case 不鮮 "be not so few"; 天下鮮矣 "there are few under the sun".
        • vtoNobject=preposedhave little of
        • npro{OBJ}+Vtfew of the objects
        • vtoNhave little of; be short of
  • 鮮 xiàn (OC: sens MC: siɛn) 私箭切 去 廣韻:【姓也本音平聲 】