Taxonomy of meanings for 邪:

  • 邪 yé (OC: k-la MC: jia) 以遮切 平 廣韻:【見邪注 】 廣韻:【琅邪郡名俗作耶瑘亦語助以遮切又似嗟切十三 】
    • FINAL PARTICLES
      • ppostadSalternativequestion particle, marking disjunctive question
      • ppostadSquestion particle
      • ppostadSrhetorical question?. Surely not
  • 邪 xié (OC: sɢlja MC: zia) 似嗟切 平 廣韻:【鬼病亦不正也論語曰思無邪 】
    • BAD
      • vadNof bad quality, of bad effect on people 邪氣
      • specifically>SELFISH
        • morally>WICKED
          • v[adN]subject nominalisation: something that is wicked; something that is heterodox
          • nab.post-V{NUM}wickednesses
          • nabactwicked activities; heterodox practices
          • nabstativedeviation; impropriety; wickedness
          • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who are wicked
          • vadNwicked; uncorrect; heterodox, heretical
          • vibe deviant and evil, unacceptable, pernicious; be contrary to the norm; of people, occasionally: be wayward
          • v[adN]N=humthe wicked (people)
          • vt(oN)causativecause to be wicked
      • medically: morbid>ILLNESS
          • generalised, physically: not straight>SLANT
            • vipost-Han: slanted "askance"
            • vichangetilt to one side
            • vadNSUWEN tilted
            • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: neither horizontal nor vertical straight line or plane. The word is also used to refer to the hypotenuse. JZ 4.24, Liu Hui's comm: 大弦則中立方之長邪,邪即丸徑也 "The larger hypotenuse being then the longer diagonal of the inscribed cube, the diagonal is hence the diameter of the sphere."
            • vadNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: (of planes or lines:) in a non-horizontal and non-vertical direction. The word is the antonym both of zhèng 正 "straight/upright" and píng 平 "plane". See also 邪田. JZ 5.15, Liu Hui's comm: 邪解 "disect (a geometrical solid) in a neither horizontal nor vertical direction"
    • 邪 yé (OC: la MC: jia) 以遮切 平 廣韻:【見邪注 】
      • FATHER
        • ninformal: father> pappa