Taxonomy of meanings for 庸:

  • 庸 yōng (OC: k-loŋ MC: jioŋ) 餘封切 平 廣韻:【常也用也功也和也次也易也又姓漢有庸光 】
    • EMPLOY
      • vtoNemploy properly
      • grammaticalised: using, with>USE
        • vtoNpsychdeploy (oneself), exert (oneself); use (one's own) energies
      • psychological>NEED
        • new>REPLACE
          • as employee>WORK
            • nservice rendered
            • hard>LABOUR
              • generalised>EFFORT
                  • abstract>ACT
                    • nab.t:post-Nthe practice of N 中庸
                    • nabactthe practice, the exercise
                • result>MERIT
                  • subjet: worker>ARTISAN
                    • nagentworker
                  • feature:ENDURING
                      • grammaticalised>ALWAYS
                        • grammaticalised>OFTEN
                            • epistemic> PROBABLY
                            • feature>ORDINARY
                              • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who are mediocre > the mediocre, the average people
                              • vadNmediocre, unremarkable; perfectly ordinary
                              • specificSTUPID
                    • grammaticalised>HOW
                      • padVexpected answer: no!how 庸知
                    • grammaticalised>WHO
                      • nproexpected answer: no!who? i.e. no one
                    • STATES
                      • SURNAMES
                        • =慵TIRED
                          • =鏞 (big)BELL
                            • =墉WALL