Taxonomy of meanings for 刀:

  • 刀 dāo (OC: k-laaw MC: tɑu) 都牢切 平 廣韻:【釋名曰刀到也以斬伐到其所也説文云兵也都牢切七 】
    • (single-edged)>KNIFE
      • ndagger; butcher's knife; doctor's scalpel; mutilator's knife MO: 五刀
      • nadVinstrumentwith a knife
      • vimiddle voiceget exposed to the knife/dagger/sword
      • typical action using it as instrument: slaughter>KILL
        • single-edged, large>SWORD
          • nweapon with an edge of any kind> sword
        • currency in the shape of>MONEY
          • nknife; knife used as cash
      • =舫BOAT
        • nSHI: single-beam small boat
      • BARBARIANS