Taxonomy of meanings for 性:

  • 性 xìng (OC: seŋs MC: siɛŋ) 息正切 去 廣韻:【性行也息正切二 】
    • BASIC NATURE
      • nab.post-Nmetaphysicalthe basic nature (of N) (many of the examples in nab - meta need to be moved here)
      • nab.post-V{NUM}natures
      • nab(.post-N)one's own nature
      • nab[.post-N]one's own nature; the nature of a thing
      • nab.post-Nnatural inborn endowment, inborn nature, basic nature; natural condition, natural tendency; natural disposition, character; natural endowmentsBUDDH: in the Zen Buddhist context, xìng usually refers to one's 'Buddha-nature' (see fóxìng 佛性 ) (the inborn, naturally perfect and nature of each sentient being, overclouded (but not changed!) by the deluded activities of the mind)
      • nadVby inborn nature
      • general>NATURE
        • nadNCHRISTIAN CHINESE: belonging to the realm of the natural world (other than the human world)
        • nabstandard feature
        • nab(.post-N)featureconcrete natural inclinations of a person
      • life>LIVE