Taxonomy of meanings for 亦:

  • yì (OC: k-laɡ MC: jiɛk) 羊益切 入 廣韻:【揔也俗作[/灬] 】
    • yì 亦ALSO
      • padV0.post-Salso (modifying a subjectless verbal expression)
      • padN{PRED}also
      • padS1.postS2Moreover S1 (in addition to S2)
      • padV.(postN{SUBJ}:)post-Salso (with omitted subject)
      • padV.post-Salso under the circumstances specified in S
      • padV.post-Srepeatedboth... and 亦...亦
      • padV.postN{SUBJ}:postSlikewise; also the subject
      • padVpredicatelikewise; also; as well (referring to predicate, often with repetition of the verb)
      • padVsubjectlikewise, also (sometimes with omitted antecedent, as in 盜亦有道乎?)
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      • padS1.post-S2:postS3if S2, S1 likewise holds , as in S3
      • padS1.post-S2also under the circumstances specified in S1
      • yì 亦AND
        • padVquestionAnd N 亦如何 "and how is N"
        • likewise, according to the same pattern yì 亦CONFORM
          • padVaccordingly
        • and yet> yì 亦NONETHELESS
          • padV.post-Sstill surely; nonetheless surely; still likewise; still
          • padV.postN{SUBJ}:postSbut still
          • padVbut also, nonetheless, still 雖N亦V "even N will still v"
          • in spite of possible objections, surely> yì 亦CERTAIN
            • padVsurely! surely, like everyone else
            • padVrhetorical questionreally? often in 不亦。。。乎
            • padSbe surely because of
            • padN{PRED}be certainly a matter of N{PRED}