Taxonomy of meanings for 滅:

  • 滅 miè (OC: med MC: miɛt) 亡列切 入 廣韻:【盡也絶也亡列切二 】
    • DESTROY
      • nabeventdestruction
      • nabbuddhistBUDDH: cessation, extinction (as part of the four phases of birth, continuation, change, and extinction)
      • nabprocessdestruction, vanishingIn the BUDDH. context referring to the vanishing of dharmas
      • vadNdecimated, destroyed
      • vi0there will be destruction ???
      • vt(oN)destroy the contextually determinate N
      • vt+prep+Ndestroy
      • vtoNdestroy; annihilate; wipe out, obliterate (may occasionally take abstract objects)
      • vtoNcausativecause to have (one's own things) destroyed, have (one's own things) destroyed
      • vtoNfigurativedestroy
      • vtoNmiddle voicebe destroyed, be reduced to nothing
      • vtoNN=abstractdestroy (something abstract)
      • vtoNpassivebe destroyed, be eroded; be annihilated
      • vtoNreflexive.自destoy (oneself)
      • vadNdoomed to destruction, headed for destruction
      • general: win decisively against>WIN
        • vtoNoverride, be supreme over
        • resultative>ANNEX
          • general>REMOVE
            • vtoNfigurativemake disappear in appearance; remove
            • vtoNfigurativebe removed
          • in water>DROWN
            • in earth, bury under>COVER
            • passive>DIE
              • vichangebe annihilated> die
              • general>DISAPPEAR
                • vimiddle voice: be destroyed> disappear
                • vimiddle voice: be destroyed> disappear
                • causative:EXTINGUISH
                  • vt(oN)extinguish the contextually determinate N
                  • vtoNextinguish (fire)
                  • vtoNfigurative"extinguish"
                  • vtoNmiddle voicego out, be extinguished (as of lamps or candles)
                  • vtoNpassivebe extinguished (a fire)
                  • reflexive: self-extinction>SALVATION
                    • nabactentering nirvana through annihilation
                    • nabstativenirvana
                    • vichangeenter nirvana >???