Taxonomy of meanings for 象:

  • 象 xiàng (OC: sɢlaŋʔ MC: ziɐŋ) 徐兩切 上 廣韻:【説文曰象長鼻牙南越大獸三季一乳象耳牙四足之形爾雅曰南方之美者有梁山之犀象 】
    • ELEPHANT
      • nelephant
      • part>IVORY
        • nmivory
        • nmadNmade of ivory; more generally: sculpted 象箸
        • exocentric: made of ivory>CUP
          • using ivory>DEPICT
            • vtoNdepict; symbolise
            • SHOW
              • mentally>IMAGINE
                  • object>IDEA
                    • nabpsychmental image
                • physical>PICTURE
                  • nconcrete symbolic image
                  • vtoNmake images of (something)
                  • nabpoetic imagery
                  • metaphysical>SYMBOL
                    • nababstract symbolic shape or image; symbol, symbolisation
                    • vtoNgive symbolic expression to; provide a symbol for; symbolise
                    • vtoNcausativecause to be symbols and models for emulation, set up as symbols and models; hold up as an example to follow
                    • vtoNstativebe symbolically linked with; symbolise, represent; symbolise cosmologically
                    • vtoSsymbolise the situation described in S
                  • abstract: two dimensional>SHAPE
                    • nabmetaphysicalabstract image, emblem; form; abstract pattern of appearance which is symbolic of an underlying reality
                    • nabstativephysical shape
                  • GEOMETRIC SHAPE
                    • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
                • abstract: objective>RESEMBLE
                  • vtoNstativebe in accordance with (e.g. virtue); be on the model of
                  • vtoN.adVV like an N
                  • action>CONFORM
                    • vtoN.adVin accordance with
                    • objet person>IMITATE
                      • vtoNHF 8.7.9: live after the image of (Heaven and Earth), emulate; to imitate something, to take something as model
                • linguistically>TRANSLATE
                  • nsubject=humanthose who imitate > interpreter (in the South)