Taxonomy of meanings for 竟:

  • 竟 jìng (OC: kraŋs MC: kɯiaŋ) 居慶切 去 廣韻:【窮也終也又姓出何氏姓苑 】
    • END
      • nabeventconclusion
      • vichangecome to an end; be concluded
      • vpostadVV to the end, finish V-ing
      • vt(oN)causativebring to an end the contextually determinate matter
      • vtoNconclude (as a performance of music)
    • grammatlicalised: in the end, really>REALITY
      • vadVin the end, in the event; in point of fact
      • lasting>ENDURING
        • high degree>INTENSELY
          • vadV{NEG}intensely (before negative verbs)
        • and without detours>IMMEDIATELY
            • subordinating>WHEN
              • vpostS1.adS2This is a rather grammaticalized usage of 竟 marking the temporal anteriority of S1 to S2: after S1, S2 (compare the more current 了 and 已)
          • unexpected>COINCIDENCE
            • vadVin the end APPEARS ALSO IN SYN. GROUP 'REALITY'
            • contrary to expectation> SURPRISE
        • =境BOUNDARY
          • nn(post-Npl): border-line of the state, border of the state (for 出境 compare 出門)
          • nabfigurativedistinction; border; boundary