Taxonomy of meanings for 宮:

  • gōng (OC: kuŋ MC: kiuŋ) 居戎切 平 廣韻:【白虎通曰黄帝作宫室以避寒暑宫之言中也丗本曰禹作宫亦官名漢書曰少府官有守宫令主御筆墨紙封書泥也又姓左傳虞有宫之竒 】
    • DWELLING
      • nhouse; generally: dwelling, often involving several buildings
      • nwomenwomen's quarters
      • ruler’s>PALACE
        • n{PLACE}adVin the palace
        • npalace 宮婦 宮中七市"three markets in the palace compound"
        • n(post-N)the contextually determinate palace
        • inhabitants of>OFFICIAL
          • in honour of ancestors/deities>TEMPLE
            • nancestral temple
          • encarceration in (for women), castration for men>CASTRATE
            • nabactcastration for men and isolated detention for women
            • vtoNto castrate
            • vtoNreflexive.自castrate (oneself)
      • first of the Five Tones>TONE
        • nnote gōng