Taxonomy of meanings for 官:

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    • OFFICE
      • nab.post-V{NUM}socialofficial duties; bureau; 五官 "five bureaus"; office, official position NB: the distinction between the offices as such and their holders is blurred for very good reasons, since officials acted as representatives of their bureau.
      • nabsocialofficial duties; public office
      • nadNofficial, belonging to the duties of officials
      • nadVper office
      • viactserve as an official, hold office
      • vtoNcausativecause to serve as an official, appoint as an official
      • place>PUBLIC BUILDING
        • noffice
      • agent>OFFICIAL
        • nagentoffice-holder, officer, official
        • npositiveplural: suitable officials
        • feature>PUBLIC
          • vibelong to the public (sphere)
          • specific: feature>STATE
            • nadNbelonging to the state 官費
        • function>DUTY
          • nabsocialofficial duties, duties imposed on one by one's office
        • causative>EMPLOY
          • vtoNemploy as a formal official
        • action>GOVERN
          • viactoccasionally: take official responsibility for the political administration
          • vtoNgovern, take responsibility for; hold office in
        • grammaticalised>YOU
          • n[post=npro2]you, official SSXY 若蒙官; also: you, my father-in-law; you, esteemed person
        • grammaticalised>EGO
          • npronominalnon-Chinese pseudo-pronoun used in Three Kingdoms period
    • physiological>ORGAN
      • nsense organ, sense 五官 "the five senses"