Taxonomy of meanings for 爵:

  • 爵 jué (OC: tsewɡ MC: tsiɐk) 即略切 入 廣韻:【封也禮含文嘉曰殷爵三等周爵五等白虎通曰三等法三光五等法五行也淮南子曰爵禄者人臣之銜轡也文字音義曰爵量也量其職盡其才也又禮器周禮曰享先王以玉爵即略切七 】
    • CUP
      • nthree-footed bronze container with a broad long spout from which to drink wine on highly formal occasions, and the jué 爵 typically had room for one shēng 升 of wine; also used as a general word for a bronze wine cup of any kind
      • for liquid movements>LADLE
      • MEASURES
        • content of>WINE
            • typical activity: empty cup>DRINK
            • as indicated by cup allowed to drink from>RANK
              • nabsocialofficial high formal rank; appointments to official ranks
              • nabstativebeing of high rank; nobility
              • nadNof formal rank, noble
              • vichangerise in rank, be promoted
              • vtoNpassivebe given a high rank
              • vtoNcausativeappoint to a high rank
              • causative>APPOINT
                  • higher>PROMOTE
                    • vtoNcausativecause to have high rank> promote to high rank, give high rank to
                    • vtoNpassivebe promoted in rank, get promoted in rank
                    • vtoNreflexive.自promote (oneself) 自爵
                    • vtoN1.-yǐN2appoint N to V 爵N以大夫
            • =雀SWALLOW