Taxonomy of meanings for 賓:

  • 賓 bīn (OC: pin MC: pin) 必鄰切 平 廣韻:【敬也迎也列也遵也服也説文作賔所敬也又姓左傳齊有大夫賔須無必鄰切十 】
    • ARISTOCRATS OF ZHOU
      • GUEST
        • viactbehave like a guest, submit like a guest
        • ndistinguished guest
        • nfigurativeguest (BUDDH. one of the central terms in 臨濟's teaching, referring frequently to the disciploe, as opposed to 主 the 'master', but more generally also to the 'subjective', as opposed to the 'objective')
        • nadVanalogysubmissive like a guest to his host
        • vtoNOBI 5: treat as one's guest> entertain (guests) by means of (a ritual activity or sacrifice), play the host to (as a preparatory part of another ritual)
        • vtoNpassiveOBI 3: be treated as an honoured guest by, be hosted by 賓于. The host as well as the honoured guest are typically dead ancestors whose rank is symbolised by the relative position of objects representing the different ancestors in the ritual procedure of "hosting". Through the "hosting" relation, the ritual practice confirms the status of the ancestors involved in the Shāng pantheon. While 賓于 always describes a relationship between dead ancestors, the active verb bīn 賓 "host, entertain, treat as honoured guest" always has a living agent (usually the king) entertaining a dead ancestor.
        • n(post-N)the guest of the contextually determinate N
        • n(post-N){PRED}be an honoured guest of the contextually determinate N
      • POLITE
        • vtoNtreat politely as a guest
        • v[adN]person who is ritually polite to (the ancestors/deities)
        • nabactritual polite reception of a distinguished guest
      • SACRIFICE
        • vtoNsacrifice to
        • vt(oN)sacrifice to the contextually determinate N
      • SURRENDER
        • viactsubmit to become a respected subject
        • vt(oN)submit to a contextually determinate N so as to become a respected subject
      • UNIMPORTANT
        • nsubjectwhat is of secondary importance only; what is unimportant
      • VISIT
        • viactbe a guest; come to stay as a guest
        • vt+prep+Nbe a guest with
    • 賓 bīn (OC: pin MC: pin) 必鄰切 平 廣韻:【賔古文 】