Taxonomy of meanings for 氣:

  • xì (OC: qhɯds MC: hɨi) 許既切 去 廣韻:【説文曰饋客芻米春秋傳曰齊人來氣諸侯 】
  • qì (OC: khɯds MC: kʰɨi) 去既切 去 廣韻:【同氣出道書 】
  • qì (OC: khɯds MC: kʰɨi) 去既切 去 廣韻:【氣息也去旣切説文本音欷五 】
    • CLOUD
      • ncloud, cloud formations
      • specifically, on earth>MIST
        • nmist, vapour
        • generalised, also invisible>AIR
          • nmair, atmosphere; ether
          • nmmobilebreath; breath and inner vital energies, breath and spirits; vital spirits of a person
          • as entering animals>BREATHE
            • nmbreath
            • perception of>SMELL
              • vtoNsmell
          • quality>ODOUR
            • nabfeatureodour; flavour; smell; scent
        • general conditions of>WEATHER
          • nmweather as constituted by the conditions of the air
          • metaphysical: dynamic substratum>COSMIC FORCE
            • nab.post-V{NUM}metaphysicalkinds of dynamic substrate in the universe;
            • nabmetaphysicaldynamic substrate of the universe
            • nab.post-Ncosmic force of N
            • psycho-physical>ENERGY
              • nabmetaphysicalof persons: mood, temper; energy; (of words) tone [See Pollard on qi in literature.]
              • nmmentalinner mental energies of a person; vital energies in a person
              • nmphysicalvital physical energies (of a person)
              • vt[oN]N=humanenergise
              • nabof things.metaphysicalof things: dynamic not simply mechnical impact
              • nmcosmic energy
              • psychological>MIND
                • nmvital energies as formative of character or as expressed on one's face
                • feature of>ATTITUDE
                  • nabpsychdynamic attitude, dynamic propensity
                  • motivating>ASPIRATION
                    • nabpsychdynamic commitment
                  • active: fortitude>COURAGE
                    • nabdispositionfighting spirit
                  • social disposition>HABIT
                    • nabacttypical behaviour
                  • personal>STYLE
                    • nabfeaturepersonal dynamic style; mode; type of behaviour
                  • passive>FEELING
                    • nabpsychstrongly felt acute feelings
                    • nab.adVwith your irrepressible feelings
                  • stative>MOOD
                    • nabactdynamic mood, active mood