Taxonomy of meanings for 古:

  • gǔ (OC: kaaʔ MC: kuo) 公戶切 上 廣韻:【故也又姓周太王去邠適歧稱古公其後氏焉蜀志有廣漢功曹古牧又漢複姓晏子春秋有齊勇士古冶子又虜三字姓後漢書有古口引氏公戸切二十一 】
    • ANCIENT
      • nadN
      • v[adN]pluralthe ancients
      • v[adN]ancient times
      • exocentric: men of antiquity>HUMAN
        • n[adN]N=humanexocentric: man/men of antiquity
      • OLD
        • vadNold
        • PAST
          • nsubjectwhat is old
          • nnonreferentialthe ancients
          • ntimeancient times
          • nabtimeantiquity, ancient times
          • nadNof ancient times [OR COULD ONE TAKE THIS TO BE STRAIGHTFORWARDLY NOMINAL ALWAYS, as in 古之人]
          • nadSin ancient times
          • n[adN]ancient [affairs]
          • n[adN]methodancient [practice/procedure]
          • nabtime(the grammatical object) antiquity [as in 古之學 "the study concerned with the ancients"]
          • nadN(the grammatical subject) antiquity [as in 古之學 "the study as practised by the ancients"]