Taxonomy of meanings for 勞:

  • láo (OC: raaw MC: lɑu) 魯刀切 平 廣韻:【倦也勤也病也又姓後漢有琅邪勞丙魯刀切二十二 】
  • lào (OC: raaws MC: lɑu) 郎到切 去 廣韻:【勞慰又郎刀切 】
    • WORK
        • intensitive>EFFORT
          • nabrequired or obligatory effort
          • resultative>MERIT
            • nabactdistinguished service; honest effort, meritorious toils, hard work; laborious achievement
            • nadN(in recompense) for meritorious effort
            • v[adN]men who have achievements to their credit
            • derivation by tone change, read lào: compensation for>REWARD
              • vadNby way of a reward, being a reward for service rendered, serving as a reward
              • vtoNfelicitate and reward; reward publicly
              • vtoNpassiveget publicly rewarded
              • vt(oN)felicitate and reward the contextually determinate recepients
        • hard>LABOUR
          • nabacthard work, tiresome effort; toil; meritorious hardship
          • nabactlabour in vain, wasted labour
          • v[adN]nonreferentialone who has put it an effort> a hard-working?? and therefore deserving person
          • vadNlabourous, strenuous
          • vigradedto work hard, toil; put in an honest effort; make a strenuous effort 甚勞
          • vt+prep+Nab{ACT}work hard at V-ing
          • vt+V[0]trouble oneself to V; go through the trouble to V
          • vtoNwork hard at; spend much effort on; work hard for
          • vtoNcausativecause to work hard; bother, inconvenience
          • vtoNcausativeexercise (one's body) in a positive, desirable way
          • compensation/sympathy for>CONSOLE
            • vtoNconsole and reward, recompense for toils(láo 勞)
            • vt(oN)make a polite visit to thank the contextually determinate N
          • feature>DIFFICULT
            • vt+V[0]have a hard time doing something ??????????
          • result>TIRED
            • nabdispositiontiredness, exhaustion
            • v[adN]nonreferentialthose tired out and in distress
            • vibe distressed and quite exhausted; be completely worn out
            • viactwear oneself out (for no very good reason)
            • vicausative(of work or effort) be exhausting
            • vichange(of persons) get worn out;
            • vtoNcausativewear out, tire out
            • vtoNreflexive.其心tire oneself out
            • causative>EXHAUST
              • vtoNexhaust; tire out; wear out 勞神 "tire out the spirit"
            • result, generalised>SAD
              • vi.redbe troubled in one's heart
              • causative>IRRITATE
                • vtoNirritate; cause worries to
            • medical> =癆?ILLNESS
              • nabfeature=癆 illness