Taxonomy of meanings for 采:

  • 采 cǎi (OC: tshɯɯʔ MC: tsʰəi) 倉宰切 上 廣韻:【事也又取也亦姓風俗通云漢有度遼將軍采皓倉宰切七 】
    • PLUCK
      • vtoNpluck (flowers, herbs); gather (firewood, gold)
      • object: animate>CATCH
        • generalised>CHOOSE
          • vtoNHANSHU, Dongfangshuo: select (as emperor selecting candidates for job); choose properly
          • vtoNchoose for detailed consideration
          • conative>SEEK
            • vtoNseek (treasures, fortune etc)
          • bureaucratic>EMPLOY
            • on some scale>GATHER
          • =彩COLOUR
            • ncccolour 五采
            • vadNcolourful, flashy; varicoloured; painted
            • exocentric, expressive: facial expression>FACE
              • exocentric>CLOTH
                  • specific>SILK
                    • nmfeaturevaricoloured silk
                  • abstract: pattern of>PATTERN
                      • generalised>ORNAMENT
                          • sign of>RANK
                            • nvery low aristocratic rank
                  • LUCKY
                  • =睬
                  • =菜