Taxonomy of meanings for 父:

  • fǔ (OC: paʔ MC: pio) 方矩切 上 廣韻:【尼父尚父皆男子之美稱又漢複姓二氏孔子弟子有宰父黒漢有臨淄主父偃左傳宋有皇父充石宋之公族也漢初有皇父鸞自魯徙居茂陵改父爲甫後漢安定太守㑺始居安定朝郍代爲西州著姓又徙居京兆又音釡 】
  • fù (OC: baʔ MC: bio) 扶雨切 上 廣韻:【説文曰父矩也家長率教者扶雨切十五 】
    • OLD MAN
      • nSouthern (Chǔ) dialect???: old man; gentleman
      • general>MALE
        • nadNmale
      • fù derivation by tone change>FATHER
        • n[post-N]my father
        • n[post-N]reflexiveone's own father
        • nnonreferentiala father in general
        • nadVobjectlike a father
        • nt(post-N)the father of a contextually determinate N
        • viactact as a father should
        • vtoNattitudinaltreat as one's father
        • nabconceptfatherhood, role of a father
        • npluralfathers
        • npostNprfigurative"father" XY
        • npost-NprNpr's father
        • npost-NN's father
        • metaphorical: “father” i.e. leader>LEAD
          • characteristic action>CREATE
            • npost-Ncreator of N; initiator (possibly to be read in the third tone, although the derivation is not so neat in that case)