Taxonomy of meanings for 徒:

  • tú (OC: daa MC: duo) 同都切 平 廣韻:【黨也又歩行也空也隷也同都切三十一 】
  • tú (OC: daa MC: duo) 同都切 平 廣韻:【同徒 】
    • WALK
      • vadNpedestrian
      • vadVproceeding by walking, on foot
      • viactproceed by foot, walk by foot; be without any vehicle
      • foot soldier not riding a chariot>SOLDIER
        • nagentSHI: infantry soldier; soldier
        • vtoNform footmen to
        • without vehicle, grammaticalised>ONLY
          • padNonly (deverbal?)
          • padVrestrictiveonly; just; merely (negated as 非徒 rarely 不徒)
          • padNfigurative pointless
          • padVtoNreference=objectonly the object
          • spatial e.g. “empty hands”>EMPTY
            • vadN.adVempty, bare 徒手搏虎 "wrestle with a tiger with bare hands"
        • of the same unit, figurative>FACTION
          • ncollectivescholarly faction; sort of person
          • npost-Nkind of person characterised by N; adherents of N
          • intellectual>STUDENT
            • npost-Nagentfollower, adherent (of a private person, wise person, perhaps a powerful person out of formal position); addicted person (to wine)
            • nindefinitediscpiles, adherents