Taxonomy of meanings for 兩:

  • liǎng (OC: raŋʔ MC: liɐŋ) 良㢡切 上 廣韻:【同㒳説文曰二十四銖爲一兩 】
  • liàng (OC: raŋs MC: liɐŋ) 力讓切 去 廣韻:【車數 】
  • liǎng (OC: raŋʔ MC: liɐŋ) 良㢡切 上 廣韻:【説文曰再也易云參天㒳地今通作兩良㢡切八 】
    • TWO
      • nset of two
      • nindefinite(any) two, a set of two
      • vadNa paira pair of
      • vadNcontrastive(not one but) two
      • vadNdefinitethe two (that do not form a natural pair and are determinate in the context)
      • vadNindefinite(any) two (N)
      • vadVtwice HF 48.6 兩諫 remonstrate twice (on the same matter)
      • vadVobjectin two directions
      • vibe two in number
      • vt0oNthere are two (or: to have two)
      • vtoNadjust in pairs
      • vadVDELETE doubly, in two respects (君子兩進,小人兩廢 )
      • generalised>FEW
        • specifically of pairs>BOTH
          • npairboth
          • nadVsubjectboth the subjects (often indefinite) together
          • vad.VtoNobjectboth the objects; two objects
          • vadNpairthe pair of, the two, both 兩手,兩目,兩耳
          • vadV君子兩進,小人兩廢: under both kinds of conditions
          • causative>COMBINE
            • vicombine two inconstistent things, have it both ways
            • vtoNhold to jobs jointly
      • causative: cause to be two>DIVIDE
        • vtoNdivide or spread in two directions
        • possess two>HAVE
          • vtoNhave two, contain two
        • exocentric: two-wheeled>VEHICLE
        • WEIGHT MEASURES
          • ncpost-V{NUM}.+Nclassifierweight measure
          • ncpost-V{NUM}.post-Nclassifier24 zhū 銖
        • 25 men????> BATTALLION