Taxonomy of meanings for 罪:

  • 罪 zuì (OC: sbuulʔ MC: dzuoi) 徂賄切 上 廣韻:【文字音義云辠從自辛也言辠人蹙鼻辛苦之憂始皇以辠字似皇乃改爲罪也徂賄切三 】
    • CRIME
      • nab.post-V{NUM}crime
      • nab[.post-N]one'sown crime/guilt
      • nabactcriminal offence, deliberate illegal act; punishable crime; grave fault
      • viactcommit a crime
      • vt+prep+Ncommit a crime against (Heaven etc)
      • vtoNcommit (a crime)
      • vibe criminal; be a criminal offence
      • vadVby criminal means
      • vt V/Ncommit a crime sanctioned with V/N (cf: 有罪當刖)
      • nabsocialinjustice (also from superiors!)
      • nab.post-Ncrime or fault of N
      • declarative>ACCUSE
        • nabactcriminal accusation
        • vt+prep+N(blame), accuse, charge with a crime
        • vtoNlevel criminal charges against, hold criminally guilty/responsible; charge with a crime, take legal action against 下吏 "turn over to the prosecutor", 定罪; threaten legal action against;
        • vtoNpassivebe accused of a crime, be charged with crimes
        • vt[oN]raise accusations against people
        • v[adN]N=objthe person accused
      • subjective>GUILT
        • nabmoralcriminal guilt; criminal responsibility; 獄決罪定
        • nabspiritualguilt; moral fault
        • v[adN]nonreferentialone who is guilty of a crime; culprits
        • vadNcriminal (rebellion); guilty (prisoner)
        • vibe guilty of a crime
        • vtoNputativehold guilty of (death) 罪死
        • nab(post-N)socialthe guilt of the contextually determinate person
        • nab.post-NmoralN's moral mistake, N's criminal responsibility, N's fault
        • spiritual>SIN
          • nabactsin
        • declarative>BLAME
          • nabactthe blame for things that go wrong
          • vtoNpsychblame (oneself) 自罪
          • vtoNpsychblame (oneself) 罪己
          • vtoNputativeregard as guilty, hold (a person) guilty
          • vtoNdeclarativedeclare guilty
          • person blamed>VILLAIN
            • objective>CRITICISE
              • vtoN(of persons with a certain authority) make strong criticism of
              • vtoNpassivebe criticised by
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