Taxonomy of meanings for 淫:

  • 淫 yín (OC: lɯm MC: jim) 餘針切 平 廣韻:【久雨曰淫書曰罔淫于樂傳云淫過也餘針切十五 】
    • =霪RAIN
        • feature of rain>ENDURING
          • process>SOAK
              • resultative>FILL
                • feature>GRADUALLY
                  • intensitive>OVERFLOW
                      • general>EXCESSIVE
                        • vadNexcessive, superabundant (rain etc); exaggerated (of words etc.)
                        • vadVexcessively, wantonly
                        • abstract:in action>UNRESTRAINED
                          • v[adN]those who are irresponsible, those who do not show proper restraint; the reckless
                          • nabactwantonness; frivolity; extravagance; licentiousness; inappropriate informality
                          • nabpsychwantonness/licentiousness of attitude
                          • vadNextravagant, inappropriately informal; frivolous; sentimental
                          • vadVin an untrammelled way, freely; to one's heart's content
                          • vibe unwarranted (versus right and just); be wanton; indulgent; be sentimental??
                          • viactbe frivolous, be licentious; be overly free; indulge oneself; be immoderate
                          • vichangebecome frivolous and extravagant; become unrestrained
                          • vifigurativebe extravagant and excessive; be immoderate
                          • vt+prep+Noverindulge oneself in respect of
                          • vtoNoverindulge in
                          • vtoNcausativedeprave
                          • vtoNpassivebe depraved by (causative and passive!)
                          • v[adN]N=humthe profligate; the frivolous, the extravagant people
                          • generalised: legal>ILLEGAL
                            • generalised: moral>WICKED
                              • dogmatically> UNORTHODOX
                                • =婬 sexually>LEWD
                                  • nabdispositionwantonness
                                  • vadNlewd
                                  • viactcommit acts of lewdness; commit acts of adultery or promiscuity
                                  • vt+prep+Nindulge wantonly in, dissipate oneself in
                                  • vtoNcausativecause (someone) to overindulge in sex, become lewd
                                  • vadVin a lewd spirit
                                  • excessive emotion>LOVE
                                    • vt+prep+Nsexualhave an affair with, conduct a love affair with
                                    • action>COPULATE
                                        • extramarital>ADULTERY
                                          • vt[oN]engage in excessive sexual activities
                                          • vt+prep+Nengage in sex with
                                          • vtoNengage in sex with
                                • generalised: structural>CHAOS
                                  • specific action: roaming freely>TRAVEL
                                    • deliberate action> INDULGE
                                      • feature: intensitive>EXTRAVAGANT
                                        • vt+prep+Nbe extravant and excessive in the use or cultivation of
                          • SHINE
                          • 淫 yan4《集韻》以贍切,去豔以。
                            • =灩
                          • 淫 yao2《字彙補》于標切。