Taxonomy of meanings for 德:

  • dé (OC: tɯɯɡ MC: tək) 多則切 入 廣韻:【德行又惠也𦫵也福也亦州名秦爲齊郡地漢爲平原郡武德初爲德州因安德縣以名之多則切九 】
  • dé (OC: tɯɯɡ MC: tək) 多則切 入 廣韻:【德古文 】
    • VIRTUE
      • n[adN]N=humvirtuous person; person of great virtue
      • nab.post-V{NUM}psychparticular countable virtue
      • nabactcultivation of decency; cultivation of virtue or inner power, of an inner authority
      • nabconceptmoral qualities (good or bad) 惡德 "evil moral qualities"
      • nabmetaphysicalinner power, true potential
      • nabpsychthe highest form of virtue, true virtue, true inner power
      • nadNmagnanimous; virtuous; based on superior virtue
      • vibe characterised by charismatic power, by inner power, by an inner moral authority
      • viactcultivate virtue or inner power; consciously practise virtue; be in accordance with virtue
      • nab.post-V{NUM}conceptx number of virtues
      • vt(oN)putativeconsider the contextually determinate N as an act of virtue
      • n(post-N)inner power of a contextually determinate person; somebody's charismatic virtue
      • nab.post-Nvirtue (of a ruler or a sage)
      • vifigurativecultivate virtue publicly; make a show of being virtuous, make sure to appear virtuous
      • vtoNmake a show to N of being virtuous
      • nab.post-N(someone's) virtue
      • specifically>TALENT
        • nabdispositionhigher skill; superior qualities, higher virtues (other than vulgar mundane strength)
        • moral>GOOD
          • nabactgood deed; virtuous act
          • nadNvirtuous, full of dignified goodness
          • viactact virtuously; comport oneself well
          • good feature:MERIT
            • nabfeaturemeritorious feature, merit
            • generalised, abstract>FEATURE
              • nabmetaphysicaltrait; characteristic feature; characteristic powers (of wine etc)
          • general: moral conduct>ACT
            • nabactmoral conduct
            • towards inferiors>GENEROUS
              • vtoNbe generous towards
              • vtoNpsychfeel well-disposed towards, have warm feelings towards; build up warm feelings fowards; build up good relations with
              • nabdispositionovert charismatic generosity, ability to display magnanimity; goodwill
              • nabstativegood relations, mutual charismatic good will; good will; favourable attitude
              • viactshow virtuous generosity and goodness in action
              • vt(oN)show generosity towards the contextually determinate N
              • vt+prep+Nbe generous towards
              • nabactact of generosity
          • blessed by superior generosity>HAPPY
            • nabfeatureblessedness by supernatural generosity; blessing
            • towards superiors>GRATEFUL
              • vtoNstativefeel grateful towards
              • nabpsychgratitude
            • putative: consider as good/better>PARTIAL
              • vtoNbe partial to and thus over-generous towards
          • causative: cause to be partial to one>WIN TRUST
            • vt+prep+Nwin favour with, win the trust of
            • vtoNcausative(cause to feel well-disposed towards>) win favour with, put someone in one's debt