Taxonomy of meanings for 元:

  • 元 yuán (OC: ŋɡon MC: ŋʷiɐn) 愚袁切 平 廣韻:【大也始也長也氣也又姓左傳衞大夫元咺又後魏孝文改拓拔爲元氏望在河南愚袁切二十二 】
    • HEAD
      • nhead
      • cosmological>HEAVEN
          • temporal>BEGIN
            • nbeginning
            • nadNoriginalprimordial
            • nadNsequencethe first (year) 元年 nadN+S
            • nadSin the beginning, at the outset
            • nadVfrom the beginning > originally, basically
        • abstract: adjectival>FIRST
            • pragmatic: first to be chosen>APPROPRIATE
              • vadNpropitious, ritually appropriate
              • religious: preferred>AUSPICIOUS
                • vadNauspicious (day)
            • social>GREAT
              • nadNgreat; powerful; senior
              • greater than: exocentric, nominal: leader>LEAD
              • metaphysical>BASIS
                • nadVbasically
                • nabmetaphysicalfundamenal basis, original basia
              • philosophical>TRUTH
            • basic monetary unit>MONEY