Taxonomy of meanings for 仰:

  • 仰 yǎng (OC: ŋaŋʔ MC: ŋiɐŋ) 魚兩切 上 廣韻:【偃仰也説文舉也魚兩切三 】
    • LOOK UP
      • nabactthe action of throwing one's head back so as to face upwards
      • vadVbending back (so as to look upwards), looking upwards
      • vadVfigurativelooking above, in respect to those higher in position (parents, ruler, etc.)
      • viactthrow one's head back, look upwards, look up
      • vtoNlook up at (Heaven) 仰天
      • vtoNfromlook up from (something one is basically concerned with)
      • vt[oN]derivedspecific: look up in one's text> look at what precedes in the text
      • vt[oN]look up into antiquity
      • gramamticalised: looking up (… and looking down)>AND
        • vadV1.adV2one the one hand (and on the other) 仰...俯
        • position>HIGH
          • visubject=inanimatestand high
          • causative>LIFT
            • vtoNlift one's head, raise one's head 仰首 ant. 俯 "lower one's head".
      • grammaticalised:UPWARD
          • colloquial>INTENSELY
              • psychological>ADMIRE
                • vtoNlook up towards and admire
                • emotionally>DELIGHT
                  • vtoNlook up to with anticipation and expectations; look forward to (things or events)
      • 仰 yàng (OC: ŋaŋs MC: ŋiɐŋ) 魚向切 去 廣韻:【又魚兩切 】
        • RELY ON
          • vt+prep+Nrely on N
          • vtoN.adVrelying on N
          • vtoNlook up to for sustenance and necessary support; depend on
          • vttoN1.+prep+N2rely on N2 for N1
          • vttoN1(.+N2)depend on something contextually determinate N2 for N1
      • 仰 ang2《集韻》魚剛切,平唐疑。