Taxonomy of meanings for 切:

  • 切 qiē, (OC: snʰiid MC: tsʰet) 千結切 入 廣韻:【割也刻也近也迫也義也説文折也千結切八 】
    • CUT
      • vtoNLIJI 8.4: cut into pieces; carve
      • vtoNfigurativecut; cut out
      • vtoNpassivebe cut into small pieces
    • EARNEST
      • vi.redintensitivebe very earnest???
    • GRIND
      • vadNgnashing (teeth)
      • vtoNgnash (teeth)
    • RUB
      • vt[oN]rub and polish bone
      • vtoNmake smooth by cutting; carve/work/polish bone
      • vtoNpassivebe polished; be carved
    • SEVERE
      • vpostadVincicively> severely
  • 切 qiè (OC: snʰiids MC: tsʰei) 七計切 去 廣韻:【衆也又千結切 】
    • IMPORTANT
      • vibe of current importance
    • INTENSELY
      • vadVintensely, incisively, really, very
      • vpostadVpost-verbal intensifier: very, really, intensely (early examples in sūtra translations) (the V can be a complex verbal phrase) 苦痛酸切 suffering intensely (LONG AGAMA, T.1/1: 125c18) 苦切無量 suffer immeasurable (T.3/156: 152b7)