Taxonomy of meanings for 樹:

  • shù (OC: djos MC: dʑio) 常句切 去 廣韻:【木揔名也立也又姓姓苑云今江東有之後魏官氏志樹洛于氏後改爲樹氏常句切五 】
  • shù (OC: djoʔ MC: dʑio) 臣庾切 上 廣韻:【扶樹 】
    • TREE
      • ntree 上樹 versus 緣木
      • specifically, placed at gate to block view:SCREEN
        • nLIJI: screen at the gate of a house
      • plant, which (to avoid ambiguity) comes in TLS under>SOW
        • vadNSHI 76: planted
        • viactplant trees
        • vtoNfigurativesow the seeds of (warfare etc)
        • vtoNobject=plantSHI 198: plant (trees)
        • vttoN1+.vtoN2plant (something N1) (with N2, i.e.trees etc)
        • vttoN1.+prep+N2figurativeemplant N1 in N2
        • vtoNunmarked nominalisation: the planting of N
        • abstract>ESTABLISH
          • vtoN[MC rising tone] SHU, guming: establish (protecting walls); LY 3.22: erect (gate screens); ZUO: establish (virtue); promote (people); lay the foundations for; establish and promote (a person as an official)
          • vtoNfigurative[MC rising tone] establish>sort out
          • vtoNreflexive.自[MC rising tone] establish (oneself)
          • vttoN1.+N2establish N2 for N1
          • vttoN1. prep N2reflexive.自establish oneself in front of N2