Taxonomy of meanings for 塞:

  • 塞 sài (OC: sɯɯɡs MC: səi) 先代切 去 廣韻:【邊塞又蘇則切 】
    • FORTRESS
      • nfortress (typically in border region or outlying region)
    • BOUNDARY
      • nfrontier, border region
      • nadNborderland-
    • BORDER
      • BOARD-GAMES
        • nabactthe Sai board game???
      • =賽
    • 塞 sāi (OC: sɯɯɡ MC: sək) 蘇則切 入 廣韻:【滿也窒也隔也蘇則切又蘇載切五 】
      • BLOCK
        • nman-made (road-) block to hinder invasion
        • vtoNcausativeblock up (both in concrete and in abstract senses); block, hinder
        • vtoNpassiveget blocked
        • vtoNreflexive.自block (oneself)
        • vadNpassiveblocked
        • nabfigurativepassive: being blocked in one's efforts
        • vtoNmiddlevoicebe blocked
    • 塞 sāi (OC: slɯɯɡs MC: sək) 蘇則切 入 廣韻:【同塞見説文 】
      • BLOCK
        • nman-made (road-) block to hinder invasion
        • vtoNcausativeblock up (both in concrete and in abstract senses); block, hinder
        • vtoNpassiveget blocked
        • vtoNreflexive.自block (oneself)
        • vadNpassiveblocked
        • nabfigurativepassive: being blocked in one's efforts
        • vtoNmiddlevoicebe blocked
        • generalised: material>FILL
        • generalised>HINDER
          • nabstativehindrance
          • access>CONCEAL
              • feature>INACCESSIBLE
                • ninaccessible terrain
                • vibe inaccessible;
            • generalised: physical>RESTRAIN
            • figurative>REPAIR