Taxonomy of meanings for 素:

  • 素 sù (OC: saas MC: suo) 桑故切 去 廣韻:【列子曰太素者質之始也又空也故也帛也説文作𦃃白緻繒也又虜複姓二氏後趙録有宜陽公素和明又後魏書云素黎氏後改爲黎氏 】
    • fresh>SILK
      • nmundyed silk; off-white mourning clothes
      • nadVin white silk cloth
      • nmplain silk as writing material
      • concrete>CLOTH
        • nmplain silk cloth
        • nadVin white silk cloth
      • grammaticalised>ORIGINALLY
        • vadVbasically, originally
        • v[adN]earlier thoughts; previous plans; original ideas
        • before the event>EARLY
            10
            • ENDURING
              • vadVfor a long time; as always
        • abstract>BASIS
            4
            • basic motivation>ASPIRATION
                7
              • psychological>ATTITUDE
                • nabpsychtrue basic attitudes
            • feature>WHITE
              • vadNpale white; pristine off-white, unadorned plain white; clad in unadorned plain white
              • vadVin white colour 素服
              • general>PURE
                • nsubjectoccasionally nominalized: the unadorned
                • vadNpure and unadulterated, unadorned; pristine and plain, uncorrupted; plain, unaffected; unpainted, unvarnished; unornamented
                • vadVin purity; in plainness ???
                • vibe pure and unadulterated, unadorned; pristine and plain, uncorrupted; plain, unaffected; unpainted, unvarnished; unornamented
                • abstract> unadorned:SIMPLE
                  • nabsimplicity, purity
                  • vadNpristine and simple, unadorned and pure
                  • vibe pristine and simple, unadorned and pure
                  • psychological>NAIVE
                    • vibe plain and uncontrived
                    • non-religious>SECULAR
                      • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who wear white > secular people
                  • economic>GRATIS
                    • vadVwithout paying; undeserved???