Taxonomy of meanings for 連:

  • 連 lián (OC: b-ren MC: liɛn) 力延切 平 廣韻:【合也續也還也又姓左傳齊有連稱又虜複姓六氏西秦丞相出連乞都後魏書官氏志云南方宥連氏後改爲雲氏是連氏改爲連氏費連氏改爲費氏綦連氏改爲綦氏又有赫連氏力延切十三 】
    • TIE TO
      • vadNfigurativetied together, linked
      • single object to something>ATTACH
        • general>LINK
            • be linked> BELONG TO
            • document establishing link>CONTRACT
              • vtoNlink up with, make diplomatic ties with
            • abstract>COMBINE
              • vadNlinked; connected with each other; adjoint (> subsequent)
              • vtoNlink together
              • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
              • vtoNpassivebe linked to (the punishment), suffer the same
              • combination of four villages>VILLAGE
                • na community of four villages (GUAN)
              • combination fo five families>FAMILY
                • ngroup of 5 households (GUAN)
              • generalised: combined villages etc>>REGION
                • grammaticalised: combining all>ALL
                  • vadVHS 65 no. 5: one after another, all in a row
                • abstract>INVOLVE
                • action:of animals>COPULATE
              • hand-drawen cart>VEHICLE
                • nhand-drawn cart
                • travel by boat pulled on shore>TRAVEL
                  • nabacttraveling in the boat which is pulled against the stream or on land?? 趙歧 : 連,引也。
            • 連 lian3《集韻》力展切,上獮來。元部。
            • 連 lian4《集韻》連彥切,去線來。
            • 連 lan4《集韻》郎旰切,去換來。