Taxonomy of meanings for 行:

  • xíng (OC: ɢraaŋs MC: ɦɯaŋ) 下更切 去 廣韻:【景迹又事也言也下更切又胡郎胡浪胡庚三切五 】
  • háng (OC: ɢaaŋ MC: ɦɑŋ) 胡郎切 平 廣韻:【伍也列也又戸庚戸浪戸孟三切 】
  • xíng (OC: ɢraaŋ MC: ɦɯaŋ) 戶庚切 平 廣韻:【行歩也適也往也去也又姓周有大行人之官其後氏焉戸庚切又戸剛戸浪下孟三切十 】
  • hàng (OC: ɢaaŋs MC: ɦɑŋ) 下浪切 去 廣韻:【次第 】
  • 行 xíng (OC: ɢraaŋ MC: ɦɯaŋ) 戶庚切 平 廣韻:【行歩也適也往也去也又姓周有大行人之官其後氏焉戸庚切又戸剛戸浪下孟三切十 】
    • WALK
      • nabact[JDSW does not provide a phonetic gloss so that one assumes the reading is taken to be 如字] walking; way of walking; ability to walk
      • vadNwalking> passing by; walking along. marching past
      • vadVfrom walking, through walking 行乏 be tired from walking
      • viactwalk, take a walk; travel; be on the move; go on a tour of inspection; walk along
      • vifigurativeproceed
      • vtoNwalk on, take a walk on
      • vtoNcausativebe made to walk
      • vtoNobject=distancewalk the distance N 行七步
      • vt(oN)walk on the contextually determinate N
      • vifigurativespread everywhere
      • viderivedunmarked nominalisation: walking
      • vadVwalking on foot
      • LEAVE
        • vt[0][oN]imperativego away!
        • vt[oN]get on one's way; go one's way; walk off; leave the scene; be on one's way
      • GO TO
        • vt(oN)walk to a contextually determinate place
        • vtoNgo to
        • vtoNcausativemake someone go to a contextually determinate place
    • specifically>TRAVEL
      • nabactjourney, a trip, an expedition
      • vadNtravelling 行人 "traveller"
      • viactto be on a journeg, to travel
      • viactset out on a journey; go on a journey
      • vtoNtravel through (a place); travel (a distance)
      • travel by sea>NAVIGATE
        • vimove by water
      • more generally>MOVE
        • vadNmoving; flowing along
        • vifigurative(of heavenly bodies or the four seasons) take their course, move along one's course
        • vtoNcausativecause to proceed, cause to move, make move
        • vimove along (in a vehicle)
        • viactmove along
        • in circles>REVOLVE
          • nabprocesscourse (of heavenly bodies)
        • specifically: be transmitted>TRANSMIT
            “be transmitted”
          • ACT
            • n.red:adVallREDUP read xìng: in all the actions, in all conduct
            • v[adNab]metaphysicalmetaphysical agents
            • vadNaction-orientated
            • vadNpassiveconducted, performed (actions)
            • vi.redintensitivebe officiously active, be very busy
            • viactbehave properly as a moral agent; perform properly; act properly according to rule
            • viactengage in assertive action; comport oneself
            • vt(oN)do the contextually determinate thing N; act according to; carry out, practise (a contextually defined thing);
            • vt[oN]do things; act, behave as a moral agent; perform an act; engage in action
            • vt+prep+Npractise, do, act out; act in accordance with
            • vtoNpositiveenact; implement as an official; carry out as a morally responsible agent; put into practice, practise, carry out; operate according to; implement (a law) and apply it to
            • vtoNundertake, implement; enact, put into practice
            • vtoNnegativeact out; commit (improper or inappropriate acts)
            • vtoNcausativecause (laws) to be carried out
            • vtoNneutraldo; enact
            • vtoNobject=crimeperpetrate
            • vtoNN=placeenact in; put into practice in
            • vtoNobject=roleconduct (one's person); act out (the role of a gentleman etc);
            • vtoNpassivebe implemented; be acted on; be put into practice (ant. 廢 "be abandoned")
            • vtoNreflexive.自comport oneself [This is a highly problematic way of speaking which needs careful philosophical analysis: the person seems construed as acting itself out.]
            • vttoN1.+prep+N2reflexive.己show something as behaviour in (oneself)
            • vadNperforming, active
            • nab[post-N.]adVread xìng in one's behaviour
            • vt(oN)put into practice or act upon the contextually determinate N
            • viinchoativebecome active
            • nab.adVread xìng: in action, in behaviour
            • nab.post-V{NUM}actread xìng: deed; effort; achievement (refers to the result of acting in proper way)
            • nab.tactenactment of N, proper enactment of N
            • nabactxìng: professional conduct, public demeanour, public conduct; personal conduct, behaviour
            • nabactread xìng: Buddhist practice
            • nabactread xìng: action which leads through karma to rebirth (the opposite of Buddhist 無為)
            • nabactact; acts
            • nabactread xìng: proper conduct, moral behaviour; ideal of behaviour; proper conduct
            • nabactbehaviour (of non-human subjects like Heaven and Earth etc)
            • nab(.post-N)actread xìng: one's actions
            • vttoN1.+prep+N2reflexive.身implement in one's own person
            • nab.post-V{NUM}kind of behaviour
            • vtoNobject=psychto vent the emotion N (行怒 "to vent one's anger")
            • nab{PRED}actto be of such and such behaviour (禽獸之行而欲人之善己)
            • cosmic agent>ENERGY
              • nabmetaphysicalperiodically dominant cosmic energy type; phase 五行
            • as a leader>GOVERN
              • vtoNrun, govern (an army, the world)
            • for a purpose>STRIVE FOR
              • vtoNwork towards; be concerned with in one's actions, show concern for, concentrate on
              • SUCCEED
                • vibe successful, get on
                • vichangeto become acceptable, to succeed, to prevail
            • xìngBEHAVIOUR
              • nabactread xìng: conduct; demeanour, behaviour
              • nab(post-N)read xìng: one's behaviour
              • nab.post-Nabactpractice of Nab, conduct characterised by Nab
            • act with an aim or target>FOR
              • vtoNact in the interest of, act with the aim of
            • act in accordance>CONFORM
              • vtoNfigurativefollow the policies of
              • vt(oN)act/move in accordance with the contextually determinate N
    • 行 háng (OC: ɢaaŋ MC: ɦɑŋ) 胡郎切 平 廣韻:【伍也列也又戸庚戸浪戸孟三切 】
      • WAY
        • npath; road
        • ROW
          • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: vertical row (on the calculating surface); horizontal row (on the calculating surface); rectangular shape formed by a vertical or horizontal row.JZ 8.7, Liu Hui's comm: 雖四五行,不異也。 "No matter whether it is a case of four or five vertical rows (i.e. no matter how many rows there are), it (the method) remains the same."JZ 4.22: 復借一算,置下行 "one borrows one more counting rod and places it in the lower row".
          • ncchorizontal row; regular row
          • GENERATION
            • nabsocialorder of members of a clan in one generation
          • ARMY
            • ndivision in an army of Jìn, one on the right, one on the left, one in the middle
            “army unit”
          • LINE OF WRITING
            • nline of writing