Taxonomy of meanings for 鬼:

  • 鬼 guǐ (OC: kulʔ MC: kʷɨi) 居偉切 上 廣韻:【鬼之爲言歸也居偉切一 】
    • GHOST
      • nabmetaphysicalghost of a deceased person or creature, spirit of a feature of nature
      • generalised>MONSTER
          • mostrous person>VILLAIN
            • monstrous and thus different and distant>DISTANT
              • exocentric: outragous action>ACT
                • grammaticalised: derogatory>YOU
                    • playfully affectionate>YOU
                  • become a ghost>DIE
                    • honoured>ANCESTOR
                      • DEITY
                        • npluralgenerally: the spirits and ghosts 鬼神
                        • nadVanalogylike a ghost, like a spirit
                        • viactact like a ghost
                        • nspirit
                    • CONSTELLATIONS