Taxonomy of meanings for 則:

  • zé (OC: skɯɯɡ MC: tsək) 子德切 入 廣韻:【法則子德切三 】
  • zé (OC: ʔsɯɯɡ MC: tsək) 子德切 入 廣韻:【則籀文 】
  • zé (OC: ʔsɯɯɡ MC: tsək) 子德切 入 廣韻:【則古文 】
    • RULE
      • nabnatural rule as conceived as something things follow; model to follow as a guideline
      • vtoNfollow as a guideline
      • CONFORM
        • vtoNconform to, model oneself on
        • MODEL
          • nsubjectperson who is a model
          • nabmethodmodel
          • n(post-N)the model for the contextually determinate N
          • nabmodel for others to model themselves after
        • IMITATE
          • vtoNfollow as a guideline
          • vt(oN)follow as a guideline
        • conforming logically to>THEN
          • padN{PRED}.post-Sthen that is NP
          • padS.postN{TOP}S=subordinateat that time
          • padV{PRED}.postN{SUBJ}.post-Sthen
          • vadS1.post-S2then, at that time specified in the preceding (often minor) sentence
          • vadS1.post-S2new paragraphIf so, then
          • vadV.postSthen (after S)
          • vadS1.post-S2conditionalthen given this situation
          • vtoS1.post-S2generalthen, in every case
          • when it comes to N, then>TOPIC MARKER
            • padS.postN{TOP}contrastiveWhen it comes to N, then on the other hand
            • padS.postN{TOP}聖則吾不能'As for becoming a sage, that is what I am not able of.
            • padV.postN{SUBJ}it is the subject that V-s
            • IF
              • padV.postN{SUBJ}:postSif
          • in a new sentence>THEREFORE
            • vadS1.post-S2so, so that; and so