Taxonomy of meanings for 臨:

  • 臨 lín (OC: b-rɯm MC: lim) 力尋切 平 廣韻:【莅也大也監也又姓後趙録有秦州刺史臨深也 】
    • GO TO
      • vt(oN)go to the contextually determinate place; attend the contextually determinate event
      • vtoNgo to and attend
      • resultative>APPROACH
        • vt+prep+Ngo close to, get close to; approach (and gaze down on)
        • vt0oN.adStemporalwhen it comes/came to the time N,...
        • vtoNmove (often downwards) towards, approach (and arrive at); be situated close to JIA YI, "Mourning Qu Yuan": 命臨沒 "When life is about to come to an end".
        • vtoNN=abstractapproach (a time, a situation etc)
        • vtoNfigurativespiritually: move close to in spirit
        • ADDRESS
          • NEAR
            • vt+prep+Nlocalbe close to (geographically)
            • vtoNstativebe close to, be near to
          • causativeCOPY
            • vtoNpost-Han, TANG: make a non-mechanical copy of, imitate (a painting)
        • resultative>ARRIVE
          • vt0oN.adSwhen it comes to the time of N
          • vtoNcome along to
          • so as to administrate>GOVERN
            • vtoNdeal with administratively; deal with effectively; come to be in effective control of, dominate; take spiritual charge of
          • so as to observe>LOOK
            • vtoNlook down in the direction of, overlook
            • resultative>ENCOUNTER
              • vtoNmeet, be exposed to
        • what one is going towards>FUTURE
          • vt+V[0]be about to
    • 臨 lìn (OC: b-rɯms MC: lim) 良鴆切 去 廣韻:【哭臨又偏向良鴆切又音林二 】
      • WEEP
        • viactwail en groupe as part of public mourning read: lin4