Taxonomy of meanings for 首:

  • 首 shǒu (OC: qhljuʔ MC: ɕiu) 書九切 上 廣韻:【頭也始也書九切六 】
    • HEAD
      • nhead
      • nfigurativetail (of a coat etc)
      • nderivedskull
      • transferred, physical>TOP
        • transferred, physical: of sword>HANDLE
          • figurative: feature>IMPORTANT
            • nabimportant point; the important feature; the most important thing
            • figurative>RULER
              • nZGC: (Guānzhòng was the) person in practical control over the world, but without a regular position
            • be based on as important>RELY ON
                • main important thing one relies on>METHOD
                  • nabmethodcapital Buddhist methods
            • temporal>PRECEDE
              • nthe first person (to do something) 其首
              • nabstativebeginning
              • temporal, dynamic>BEGIN
                • nabtimebeginning; fig: source
                • vadNfirst
                • vtoNto initiate
                • feature>FIRST
                  • nthe first person (to do something) 其首
                  • nabstativebeginning
            • behead>KILL
            • in 匕首>KNIFE
              • NPdagger
            • SHOW
              • PARTICLE
                • ncpost-V{NUM}.+Nclassifierclassifier for rhyming documents such as poems
            • 首 shǒu (OC: qhljus MC: ɕiu) 舒救切 去 廣韻:【自首前罪 】 康熙字典:【廣韻】【集韻】【韻會】【正韻】𠀤舒救切,音狩。
              • CONFESS
                • viconfess guilty to a crime
                • vtoNconfess guilty (to a crime) (NB: read in ancient falling tone!)