Taxonomy of meanings for 內:

  • nèi (OC: nuubs MC: nuoi) 奴對切 去 廣韻:【入也奴對切一 】
    • INSIDE
      • vtoNcausativecause to be inside> keep inside (and not let someone go)
      • n(post-N)the inside of the contextually determinate N
      • npost-.N ZHIinside of N
      • n(post-N)SHI, the inside; the inner chambers; ZUO: those inside; Inside the State
      • nplurthose on the inside; those inside one's clan
      • nsubj=nonhumanWHAT IS INSIDE> internal situation
      • nfigurativewhat is psychologically inside
      • nadNfigurativeinner
      • nadSin privacy; as for the situation within the family
      • nadVfigurativeon the inside; inwardly, i.e. psychologically
      • npost-Nthe inside of N; the inner parts of N; within N
      • npost-Nfigurativethe inside
      • npost-Nplaceinside; psychologically: inside, inward; often with 之inserted
      • vadNwithin the family, within the household: private; within the state: internal; within the court; inner
      • vadNfigurativeinner, inward (as opposed to outer, outward, merely external and physical)
      • vadVinternally; within the court; within the home; on the inside; directed towards the inside
      • vibe internal
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2causativecause a N1 to be placed inside N2 > put N1 inside N2
      • psychological>MIND
        • nabpsychologicalthe inner world of the mind YIJING: 君子之內 "the man of character straightens out his mind"
        • feature>PRIVATE
            • specific: emotional>INTIMATE
              • specific: intellectual>ESOTERIC
                • vadNinternal, esoteric 內典 "inner canons"
          • physiological>INNARDS
            • nmentrails, innards HUAINANZI: 內崩 "one's innards are ruined (by great worries)"
        • spatial>HOME
          • nhome affairs
          • vadNfrom one's own country
          • nadVat home
          • exocentric: what is kept at home>WIFE
            • nharem
            • n[adN1.]adN2belonging to the inside (female associates)> belonging to the harem
          • of ruler>PALACE
            • nimperial palace
          • action>ENTER
            • vtoNof persons: go in, enter; join; enter through; of things: enter (also: 入山) [SEPARATE OFF THE FIGURATIVE USAGES AMONG THE EXAMPLES. CH]
            • vttoN1.+N2causativecause (someone N1) to enter (a place N2)
            • vtoNobject=openingenter through 入門
            • vttoN.+V[0]to enter (a contextually defined place) in order to do something
            • vt+prep+Nenter (as ruler); enter as a visitor; enter into (so as to take control of or so as to get stuck in, or so as to find refuge in); enter through
            • vtoNfigurativeenter or join an abstract body/state or association
            • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
            • vtt(oN1.)+N2cause someone or something contextually determinate N1 to enter (a place N2)
            • vt(oN)enter the contextually determinate place (typically the capital) [Note that it seems the omission of the resumptive pronominal object is idiomatic. But it is not obligatory as the fair number of 入之 shows.]
            • vt+prep+Nfigurativeenter or join an abstract body/state or association
            • vtoNtravelgo to so as to enter
            • vt0oN.postadVtdirectionverbal complement: V into N
            • vtoN.-V[0]enter N in order to V
            • vt(oN.)-Vgo in to V
            • vadNOBI: going in> settling (as of sun)
            • vt[oN]enter a place, enter any place
            • vtoNconativetry to enter
            • vtoNpassivebe impossible to enter
            • vtoNcausativecause to enter> bring into, take into
            • vtoNpermissiveread nà: allow to enter, let in
            • vtoNcausativebe caused/allowed to enter
            • vtt(oN1.)+prep+N2causativecause to enter into> conduct into;
            • causative>PUT
              • vttoN1.+prep+N2put N1 into the place N2
              • specific>HAND UP
                • vtoNsubmit to higher authorities; hand up to the higher authorities, offer
                • specific, monetary>PAY
                  • vtoNpay in
              • specific>BRIBE
                • nabactbribery, the receiving of bribes
          • permissive: accept in, psychologically>ASSENT
            • vtoNactreceive with approval; accept (views)
            • specific: passively>COPULATE
              • vtoNsurely read nà 納: invite in in order to conduct sexual intercourse
        • =nà 納
        • =rù 入