Taxonomy of meanings for 斯:

  • 斯 sī (OC: sqe MC: siɛ) 息移切 平 廣韻:【此也説文曰析也詩曰斧以斯之又姓吴志賀齊傳有剡縣史斯從息移切二十六 】
    • THIS
      • npro.adN{NUM}:adnproN=abstract斯三者
      • npro.adNconcretethis (concrete N) 斯子"this son"; often collective: 斯民 "these people", and never identifying: "this people"
      • npro.adNkind ofthis
      • npro.adNnonreferentialreferring to hypothetical entities: this kind of; the
      • npro.adNabthis (modifying non-concrete objects) 斯文, 斯道
      • npro.adV{NUM}+NN=concrete斯三人
      • npro{OBJ}+Vt斯食之 pronoun preceding a transitive verb of which it is the object [There are more examples of this that need to reclassified.]
      • npro+V{PRED}.postN{SUBJ}contrastivethis (resumptive of immediately preceding N subject)
      • nproabstractthis abstract thing; this event; this course of action; this point
      • nproconcretethis stuff, this thing
      • nproapproximatethis time
      • viactact like this??
      • npro[adN]this [place]> here
      • place>HERE
        • npro.adVin this place
        • nproplacethis place, here
        • nprononreferentialhere, this place (also non-referential: 有人於斯) idiom 於斯乎
        • npro[.adN]this [place]> here
      • time>THEN
        • npro.adS1:postS2then under such circumstances; then indeed, then in point of fact; then as an important (often final) result; sometimes hybrid: then this
        • npro.adS1:postS2logiclogical: then under those logical conditions [Move logical cases here.]
        • npro.adS1:postS2temporalat that point in time [Clear examples need to be moved here.]
        • padV.postN{SUBJ}:postSthen (after the subject of the apodosis, like zé 則)
        • padV.postN{SUBJ}being N, then
      • reason>THEREFORE
        • padS1.post-S2that is why
        • like this, such a>RESEMBLE
          • npro.adNsuch a
          • npro.adNabsuch an Nab
          • npro+V{PRED}.postN{SUBJ}of the N such
          • nprosuch a person; such things 斯之功
          • nproabstractsuch an (abstract) thing
          • npro.adVlike this
      • grammaticalised>GENITIVE PARTICLES
        • npro.postadN1:adN2like genitive marker 之 (This usage explains the derivation of the genitive meaning of 之.)
        • expletive poetic modal particle>PARTICLE
          • padVSHI: particle without specific meaning?
    • SPLIT
      • vtoNsplit with an axe
      • vtoNfigurativeseparate out