Taxonomy of meanings for 歸:

  • guī (OC: klul MC: kʷɨi) 舉韋切 平 廣韻:【還也公羊傳曰婦人謂嫁曰歸亦州名古子國武德初割夔州之秭歸巴東二縣置州取歸國爲名也舉韋切三 】
  • guī (OC: klulʔktul MC: kʷɨi) 舉韋切 平 廣韻:【歸籀文 】
    • RETURN
      • nabactthe return 大歸
      • vt[oN]return to where one belongs or will belong, return home; be on one's way home
      • vt[oN]imperativeReturn! Go home! go where you belong!
      • vt+prep+Nreturn to 歸于 (where the subject belongs)
      • vtoN.-V[0]return to N in order to V
      • vtoNreturn to (where one really belongs etc.)
      • vtoNcausativeget to return, cause to return, send back, send where it belongs; send back home; take back home
      • vtoNallowallow to return
      • vtoNbuddhistBUDDH: return to > take refuge in, entrust oneself to; also negatively: return/fall back to (the cycle of life and death)
      • vtoNfigurativerevert to
      • vtoNimperativereturn to N!
      • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
      • vtoNN=abstractreturn to (an abstract location)
      • vttoN1.+N2causativecause (something N1) to revert to (something abstract N2)
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2causativecause N1 to return to N2
      • vt prep Nfigurativecome to end up where something properly belongs
      • vtoNobject=fromreturn from
      • WITHDRAW
        • viactwithdraw
      • RALLY
        • vt(oN)rally to a contextually determinate person
        • vtoNrally to (a king or leader), converge on; rally to (a place); turn to, orientate oneself towards (an aim)
        • vttoN1.+N2causativecause N1 to revert/rally to N2
        • vttoN1.+N2reflexive.自throw (oneself) upon N2's mercy
        • vttoN1.+prep+N2rally (something N1, e.g. one's heart etc) to (a person or thing N2)天下之民歸心焉
        • vt+prep+Nrally to N; give one's allegiance to N
        • vt[oN]figurativeconverge to a basic point; converge to bring out what is important
        • GO TO
          • vtoNcausativecause to go to from all directions
          • vtoNN=humancome to (a person, where the coming is appropriate or natural)
          • vtoNN=placeto come (somewhere) from all directions
          • husband’s home>MARRY
            • vt[oN](of woman) marry
            • vt+prep+Nbecome linked in marriage to
        • action-wise>CONFORM
          • vttoN1.+prep+N2causativecause (someone N1) to converge on (an object N2) 歸之於, cause to be orientated towards 歸之於功
          • vt+prep+Nconform as one should to, conform properly to
        • putative: logically>CLASSIFY
          • vt+prep+Npassivebe ascribed to
          • vtoNclassify
          • vttoN1.+prep+N2attribute (guilt, blame etc) to N2
    • GIVE BACK
      • vtoNcausativegive back; refuse to accept and hand back to where it belongs
      • vttoN1(.+N2)restore N1 to the contextually determinate N2
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2give N1 back to N2
      • vtt(oN1.)+prep+N2give back N1 to the contextually determinate N2
      • causative>GIVE
        • vtt(oN1.)+N2figurativeattribute (something N2) to a contextually determinate person N1
        • vtt(oN1.)+N2omgive a present of (something N2) to a contextually determinate person N1
        • vttoN1.+N2give (something N!) to (somebody N2) (to whom it is NOT necessarily owed but who should naturally have it)
        • vttoN1.+prep+N2figurativeattribute (something N1) to (on someone N2); assign to  歸責於被累害者 "lay the blame on sufferers"
        • vttoN1.+prep+N2give something to someone who ought to be given it; give "back" (something N1) to (someone or some place N2) 歸胙于公
        • vtt(oN1.)+prep+N2give the contextually determinate N1 to N2
      • END
        • vt+prep+Nactend up with, end up in
        • vtoNend up with, end up in
      • whereto one returns, residence>BUILDING
        • nccresidence