Taxonomy of meanings for 器:

  • 器 qì (OC: khrɯds MC: kʰɯi) 去冀切 去 廣韻:【器皿史記曰舜作什器於壽丘又姓岀姓苑去冀切一 】
    • TOOL
      • nobject for use by someone; instrument, (agricultural) tool; appurtenance (used in dance and music, or in warfare);
      • ngadgetgadget, artefact
      • nfigurative(mere) tool; (abstract) instrument>method
      • viactact as a tool
      • vtoNattitudinaltreat as a tool only (not as an independent agent)
      • culinary>VESSEL
        • nvessel of any kind; also: eating utensils, the plates and pots food is served or kept in
      • military>WEAPON
        • nnonreferentialweapons
        • generalised>BOOTY
          • nmbooty (of a robber, in the formof stolen vessels) ???
      • ritual>COFFIN
        • ncoffin
      • related action>USE
        • organic>ORGAN
          • generalised>INNARDS
            • generalised>BODY
                • generalised>THING
                  • nnonreferentialgeneral: concrete things/matters 形而上謂之器
              • moral tool>TALENT
                • nabdispositionrange of talents
                • vtoNputativeregard as talented, regard somebody as having a high capacity