Taxonomy of meanings for 卑:

  • 卑 bēi (OC: pe MC: piɛ) 府移切 平 廣韻:【下也賤也亦姓蔡邕胡太傅碑有太傅掾鴈門卑整府移切十一 】
    • LOW
      • v[adN]N=placewhat is low, the low thing, a low place
      • nmlow terrain
      • vibe low
      • grammaticalised: relational>BELOW
        • metaphorical>HUMBLE
          • nsubjectwhat is humble
          • nabchangedecline in status, humiliation
          • nabsocialhumility, humble status
          • v[adN]nonreferentialone who is of humble or low status
          • vadNlowly, humble, of low status, menial; have a low status
          • vadVhumbly
          • vibe lowly, humble, hold low social status, menial; have a low status; be on a low level; also of one's reputation: be low
          • viactbehave with great humility
          • vichangesink in states, get lower status
          • vipsychbe humble in attitude, submissive
          • vt+Ngradedbe humble/low in status as compared to
          • vt+prep+Ngradedbe of more lowly status than N
          • vtoNbehave humbly towards, humble oneself in front of
          • vtoNattitudinal(treat as humble >) treat with disrespect
          • vtoNattitudinaltreat (oneself) as (if) being of low status
          • vtoNcausativecause to be of low status> debase
          • vtoNcausativehumble (oneself), cause (oneself) to be humiliated
          • vtoNputativeregard as valueless
          • vpostadVat a low bureaucratic level
          • POLITE
            • derogatory>VULGAR
                • putative>DESPISE
                  • nabactdisrespect, contempt
                  • vtoNpassiveget despised; be held in low esteem
                  • vtoNputativeregard as vulgar or base (See also HUMBLE); perhaps also: treat as base
                • TENUOUS
          • 卑 bi3《集韻》補弭切,上紙幫。支部。
          • 卑 ban1《類篇》逋還切,平刪幫。