Taxonomy of meanings for 女:

  • nǚ (OC: naʔ MC: ɳiɔ) 尼吕切 上 廣韻:【禮記曰女者如也如男子之教尼吕切又尼慮切二 】
  • nǜ (OC: nas MC: ɳiɔ) 尼據切 去 廣韻:【以女妻人也尼據切二 】
    • FEMALE
      • nnonreferentialfemales; often specifically: unmarried and unbetrothed female
      • nabconceptthe biological category of the female
      • nadNfemale
      • feature>SOFT
        • nadVsoft, weak, sexy
      • adult>WOMAN
        • nunmarried woman; girl
        • nadNfemale, characteristic of women
        • nnonreferentiala woman
        • nwoman
        • WIFE
            • nǜ marry off woman>MARRY
              • vttoN1+.vtoN2omgive (someone) as one's daughter in marriage to someone contextually determinate
      • GIRL
        • nccgirl (On analogy with 男 one might be tempted to take this to be a case of n[adN], i.e. short for 女人. But this seems curiously unnatural.)待考
        • DAUGHTER
          • npost-Ndaughter of (person or clan)
          • ntdaughter
          • n[post-N]your daughter, one's daughter
      • =汝YOU
        • npro2. person singularfamiliar, informal you
        • npro.adNfamiliar possessive your
        • npro=Nyou (personal first person plural pronoun being followed by N in apposition which specifies the scope of the plural) 汝四子 you the four children
        • nproimperativeyou (in imperative sentences)
        • nproreference=readeryou, my reader
        • npro=Nprvocativearchaic: You Npr!
        • npro.adNN=nonhuyour
        • npro.postVtreference=nonhuyou (referring to a non-human - sometimes even abstract - object)
        • nprreflexive.self-referential-汝you! (addressing oneself)
        • npro.postVtreference=emperoryou (referring to emperor!)
        • npro.postVtobject pronoun: you
        • npro+Vtobjectpreposed object: you
        • npro.adNassociated withyour