Taxonomy of meanings for 助:

  • 助 zhù (OC: zrasʔʔ MC: dʐiɔ) 牀據切 去 廣韻:【佐也益也牀據切三 】
    • TAX
        • from persons of high status>TRIBUTE
          • ntribute system
          • function>HELP
            • nsubjectthat which helps
            • nabacthelp, aid, assistance
            • v[adN]helper, accomplice; assistance; something that helps
            • v[adN]nonreferentialone who helps, supporter
            • vt(oN)offer help to the contextually determinate person(s)
            • vt+V[0]help to, assist to V
            • vtoN.+VV in aid of N
            • vtoNaid; help (Heaven to do evil); support; give moral support
            • vtoNcontinuousbe in general of help to
            • vtoNpassivebe given support
            • vttoN.+V[0]to help (a contextually determinate object) to do something
            • vttoN.+V[0]pivotto help (somebody or something) to do something
            • concrete>WORK
              • vibe engaged in work on public fields as a form of taxation (eufemism?)
            • abstract>ADD
      • 助 chu2《集韻》〓魚切,平魚崇。魚部。