Taxonomy of meanings for 拱:

  • 拱 gǒng (OC: koŋʔ MC: kioŋ) 居悚切 上 廣韻:【手抱也又歛手也居悚切十八 】
    • BOW DOWN
      • viactfold hands respectfully in the Chinese fashion as a sign of respect; fold hands (and do nothing)
      • vadVwith hands folded in a relaxed manner; hands down, effortlessly, without making any special effort;
      • vtoNbow to
    • FOOD
      • nmmaterial support (for elders); sustenance
    • HOLD
      • vadNtaking two arms to hold around
      • vtoNhold with both hands (e.g. a piece of jade in order to present it politely); hold with both arms (as firewood)
      • vtoNpassivebe held politely
      • vihold one's arms in front of the chest
    • INACTIVE
      • viactfold one's hands in front of one> remain inactive
      • vtoNcausativecause to be inactive > hold still, stop the movement of
      • VPihave one's hands folded and hanging low in front of one's stomach> be inactive
    • LENGTH MEASURES
      • ncpost-V{NUM}.post-Nclassifierone span
      • vadNthe size of a span
      • vibe one span long, be one span in circumference 大拱'amply have the size of a span'
    • EMBRACE
      • SURROUND
        • CURVED
          • OPEN
            • SURNAMES
              • BREAK THROUGH