Taxonomy of meanings for 益:

  • 益 yì (OC: qleɡ MC: ʔiɛk) 伊昔切 入 廣韻:【増也進也伊昔切八 】
    • ADD
      • vt2passivebe added to each other
      • vtoNfigurativeincrease, add to (the shame etc)
      • vttoN1.+vtoN2add N2 to N1
      • vtoNpassivebe added to
      • economic>PROFIT
        • nabfactualbenefit, advantage (as opposed to harm) 何益? What is the benefit?" or "whom does this benefit?"
        • vadNbeneficial, advantageous
        • vibe beneficial, be advantageous
        • vt+prep+Nbe of benefit to
        • vtoNcausativecause to benefit, increase the benefits of 何益? What is the benefit?" or "whom does this benefit?"
        • generalised>PROGRESS
          • vichangemake progress, improve oneself
          • vt+prep+Nmake progress in relation to
      • as present>GIVE
        • vttoN1.+N2give N1 more of N2
      • resultative>HELP
        • vibe of help, have a positive function
        • vtoNcontribute to, help towards; to benefit
      • resultative>INCREASE
        • vadVincreasingly; the more... the more; more, ever more
        • viactmake an addition
        • vichangeincrease, become more; flourish increasingly
        • vtoNincrease; give more
        • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
        • vttoN1:postvtoN2add (something) to (something)
        • vttoN1.+N2N2=amountincrease (something N1) by (an amount N2)
      • grammaticalised>MORE
        • vi0there is more and more of something
        • vadVincreasingly
        • nmore material
        • vadV1.postadV2more
        • non-comparative>INTENSELY
          • vadVtoo much, excessively