Taxonomy of meanings for 地:

  • dì (OC: l'elsʔl'jeels MC: di) 徒四切 去 廣韻:【地籀文 】
  • dì (OC: lils MC: di) 徒四切 去 廣韻:【土地説文曰元气初分輕清陽爲天重濁隂爲地萬物所陳𠛱也元命包曰地者易也言養萬物懷任交易變化含吐應節故立字亦從水土者爲地又虜複姓有地連氏地倫氏徒四切二 】
    • EARTH
      • nthe earth, the ground
      • nabmetaphysicalEarth (versus Heaven) (as a metaphysical force)
      • nadNearth-assigned
      • nadVplaceon earth 地生 "grow on earth"
      • vadNlike Nlike earth
      • viactbe broadly supportive like Earth;
      • vifigurativebe earth-like; become earth-like
      • surface>FLOOR
        • nfloor, ground
        • nfigurativethe ground (in painting) on which one adds figures; background ZHU XI on LY: 先以粉地為質
      • PLACE
        • nablocation (also abstract location)
        • nabbuddhistBUDDH: stage of intellectual/cognitive accomplishment Sanskrit: bhūmi
        • nabmetaphysicalthe decisive point (that determines an outcome)
        • nabemptyfree space
        • viactmention the place; record the location of an event
        • nplace
        • abstract>SITUATION
          • nabfactualcondition, state, stage, position
        • HOME
          • nhome district??
        • REALM
          • nabfigurativemetaphysical realm (cf. Pure Land)
          • delimited>TERRITORY
            • nland; piece of land; territory; area; (possibly small) open space
            • n[post-N]my territory
            • npost-Nterritory of N
        • LANDSCAPE
          • nab.post-V{NUM}kinds of territory
          • nabcollectiveterrain, military relevant geografic features
    • chemical>SOIL
      • late, colloquial:WEAK VERBAL SUFFIX
        • ppostadVsuffix after stative verbs and adverbs
        • ppostadVV=reduplicatedsuffix after reduplicated stative verbs
        • ppostadV1.adV2V1=reduplicatedsuffix after reduplicated adverbs