Taxonomy of meanings for 歲:

  • suì (OC: sqʷads MC: sʷiɛi) 相銳切 去 廣韻:【釋名曰歳越也越故限也從歩戌相銳切四 】
  • xuě (OC: sqʷad MC: sʷiɛt) 相絕切 入 廣韻:【 】
    • YEAR
      • n.red:adSREDUP: year after year
      • nyear; year(s of age); age sān shí suì 三十歲 "thirty years of age", NOT normally in post-archaic Warring States texts: "for thirty years" 
      • ngeneralisedlong period of time, years (often with an attribute with respect to common prosperity etc. 樂歲)
      • nadVtimeper year, every year; once a year; year after year
      • ncpost-V{NUM}.post-Nclassifier for years of age 歲"X years old"
      • nadS(During the X) year
      • nab.post-Nthe year of the event N
      • npost-Vyear
      • ncpost-V{NUM}NUM years
      • ncpost-V1{NUM}.postV2be V2ing for NUM years
      • yearly>SACRIFICE
        • nabactOBI: yearly sacrifice
        • part of>CUT
          • vtoNOBI 4: cut up (animals for sacrifice)
      • abstract:TIME
        • nabdimensiontime
    • astronomic>STAR
      • nYear star
      • changing during the parts of the year>WEATHER
        • nseasonal weather; time of year
      • specific>AGE
        • nabstativecurrent age, number of years one has lived
        • ncpost-V{NUM}.adNof X age
      • specific: yearly activity>HARVEST
        • nharvest