Taxonomy of meanings for 雖:

  • suī (OC: sqlul MC: sʷi) 息遺切 平 廣韻:【語助也本蟲名似蜥蜴而有文 】
    • EVEN IF
      • padV1.adV2even if
      • vadV.postN{SUBJ}:adSeven if
      • vadV.postN{SUBJ}:adSV=factivealthough in fact the contextually determinate subject V-ed, S
      • vadV1.adV2:postNeven if
      • vt0oS1.adS2even if
      • padNPab{S}.adSeven if
      • vadS1.érS2雖... 而 although S1 nonetheless S2
      • pre-nominal>EVEN
        • vtoN. Veven : 雖我亦將非之。
        • vt0oS1.adS2 factive, assuming the truth of S1: even though
        • padS.adV[0]雖陷刑戮可 "it is possible even that he suffers physical punishment" it V-s even that S
      • despite appearances>PERHAPS
        • vadS1.post-S2may be... but> althoughNote the etymological relation of 雖 with 惟/唯. This explains why one is tempted to declare the word to be deverbal.
        • vadVconcessivemaybe
        • vt0oNexistthere may be (something or somebody); even if there is (something or somebody)
    • =唯 we2iONLY