Taxonomy of meanings for 索:

  • 索 sè (OC: slaaɡ MC: ʃɯæk) 山責切 入 廣韻:【求也取也好也 】
  • 索 suǒ (OC: slaaɡ MC: ʃɯiak) 山戟切 入 廣韻:【求也山戟切又蘇各切六 】
  • 索 sè (OC: sreeɡ MC: ʃɯæk) 山責切 入 廣韻:【同𡩡 】
  • 索 suǒ (OC: sraaɡ MC: ʃɯiak) 山戟切 入 廣韻:【同𡩡 】
  • 索 suǒ (OC: saaɡ MC: sɑk) 蘇各切 入 廣韻:【盡也散也又繩索亦姓出燉煌蘇各切又所㦸切六 】
    • BIND
      • vtoNtie together
      • figurative: moral>SHOULD
          • means to enforce>LAW
          • specifically>SQUEEZE
            • means:(large)>ROPE
              • nrope
              • viactSHI: make ropes
              • vtoNtie up with a rope
              • made of metal>CHAIN
                • metonymy> HAIRCUT
                • related action>PULL
                    • REQUEST
                      • vt(oN)ask for the contextually determinate object
                      • vt+V[0]demand to V, request to V
                      • vtoNdemand; seek; apply for/seek (a position)
                      • vttoN1.+prep+N2seek N1 from N2
                      • SEEK
                        • viactorganise a (typically official or large scale) search
                        • vt(oN)seek for the contextually determinate object
                        • vtt(oN1.)+prep+N2seek N1 from N2
                        • vtoNsearch for (an admired object); aim for (a desirable situation); seek out (appropriate candidates for a job); seek and find
                        • vtoNPab{S}pursue the aim that S
                        • EXHAUST
                          • vtoNexhaust (YILI)
                          • vtoNmiddle voiceHF 1.2: (of supplies) be exhausted
                          • of tears: completely>FLOW
                            • grammaticalised>ALL
                              • resultative.TOUCH
                                • abstract, general>CHOOSE
                                  • vtoNselect
                                  • psychological, intellectual>THINK
                                      • systematic>INVESTIGATE
                                        • nabactinquiry
                                        • vtoNinquire into, try to find out about
                                        • grammaticalised: in accordance with investigation,really>REALITY
                                      • choosing one's actions freely>UNRESTRAINED
                                        • wife>MARRY
                                      • conative>PURSUE
                                        • nabactthe pursuing of people with the aim of arresting them
                                        • vtoNseek to arrest, conduct a search for (a person, in order to arrest or consult him/her);