Taxonomy of meanings for 本:

  • tāo (OC: thuu MC: tʰɑu) 土刀切 平 廣韻:【説文曰進趣也从大十大十者猶兼十人也 】
  • tāo (OC: pɯɯnʔ MC: tʰɑu) 土刀切 平 廣韻:【同夲 】
  • běn (OC: pɯɯnʔ MC: puon) 布忖切 上 廣韻:【本末又治也下也舊也説文曰木下曰本从木一在其下俗作夲夲自音叨布忖切六 】
    • STEM
        • abstract>BASIS
          • nab.post-Nmetaphysicalwhat is basic and crucial; the basic and crucial feature; basic features; primary consideration
          • nadNbasic, fundamental; original (seat etc)
          • nadVbasically 性本善"nature is basically good"
          • npost-Nthe basis of N (many examples need to be moved here)
          • vtoNpoeticDELETE
          • vttoN1.+N2lay the foundations of N1 in N2
          • vt+prep+Nbe based on
          • viactlay the foundations of things
          • nab(post-N)psychwhat is basic for one
          • nabthe basics
          • n(post-N)what is basic in the contextually determinate N
        • synecdoche>ROOT
          • nGao You commentary to LSCQ: root (!!!)
        • concrete edition>BOOK