Taxonomy of meanings for 緣:

  • 緣 yuán (OC: k-lon MC: jʷiɛn) 與專切 平 廣韻:【縁由又羊絹切 】
    • ASCEND
      • vtoNclimb (a tree) 緣木
      • with difficulty>CRAWL
        • vtoNcrawl upwards with the aid of something to hold on to
        • proficiently>ACROBATICS
          • vtoNclimb up (a pole 緣橦)
      • generalised>FOLLOW
          • abstract>CONFORM
            • nabactcompliance
            • vtoN.adVin accordance with, on the basis of
            • vtoNkeep carefully in constant accordance with, comply with attentively; be concerned with, aim for
            • to one's advantage>RELY ON
              • vtoN.adVbased on; depending on
              • vtoNrely on as a guideline, depend on
              • abstract>CAUSE
                • nabmetaphysicalconcrete basis, something to go by, lead; reason; plausible reason; more generally: circumstancesin the BUDDH context secondary causes, conditions as opposed to primary causes yin1 因; skr. hetu
                • look for causes>INVESTIGATE
                  • vtoNtrace to its details and principles, investigate
                • be causally linked>CONNECT
                  • supernatural causes>FATE
                    • nabmetaphysicalpredestined fortunate outcome; predestined life; predestined experience;
                  • grammaticalised>BECAUSE
                    • vt(oN.)adVbecause of this
                    • vtoN.adVbecause of N, on the occasion of N; conditioned by N,
                    • vtoNbe beause of N
                    • vtoS.adVbecause of/ conditioned by S (therefore V)
                    • vtoSbecause 緣有x故
                    • vtoS1.postadS2because
                  • grammaticalised>FROM
                • to outline or circumference>SURROUND
          • 緣 yuàn (OC: k-lons MC: jʷiɛn) 以絹切 去 廣韻:【衣縁 】
            • what surrounds>HEM
              • nborder of garment
              • vtoNpassivebe hemmed