Taxonomy of meanings for 喜:

  • 喜 xǐ (OC: qhɯʔ MC: hɨ) 虚里切 上 廣韻:【喜樂又聞喜縣在絳州漢武帝幸左邑聞南越破遂改爲聞喜縣禮記曰人喜則斯陶陶斯咏虚里切又香忌切三 】
    • DELIGHT
      • nab.tpsychdelight (in someone N), joy about (something N)
      • nabpsychjoy, delight; delighting openly in people
      • nabbuddhistBUDDH: joy; pleasure (in some Buddhist contexts it can also be interpreted as a basis of delusion; sometimes used syn. with lè 樂 but lè is often interpreted as joy deriving from the five senses whereas xǐ is joy deriving through the process of discrimination of the mental (sixth) consciousness (MULLER). As a technical term xǐ is a rendering of SANSKRIT su-manas, defined as one of the five sensations (shòu 受) and sometimes as one of the twenty two roots (xǐgēn 喜根). According to the Āpídámójù-shělùn 阿毘達磨俱舍論 at the first and second level of meditation the (rather crude) sensation of joy emerges. At the third level this sensation is transformed in the more subtle lè 樂. In many Buddhist scriptures xǐ (especially in the compound huānxǐ 歡喜) is associated with the feeling which is produced when listening to the Buddha掇 teaching. In addition, xǐ occasionally refers to the first stage in the development of a Bodhisattva (huānxǐ dì 歡喜地)
      • vadNdelighted (face etc)
      • vadVwith delight, in a delighted tone of voice
      • vichangebecome glad; become happy
      • vipsychrejoice; be happy, feel happy
      • vt(oN)be glad about a contextually determinate thing N
      • vt+V[0]delight in VERBing
      • vtoNcausativecause to be delighted, cause to be in high spirits
      • vtoNpsychdelight openly in (oneself); show open self-satisfaction
      • vtoNstativedelight openly in; find someone enjoyable to be together with, enjoy the company of; enjoy the social activity of; be pleased with
      • vtoNPab{S}be delighted that, be delighted about
      • vt+prep+Nbe delighted with N
      • v[adN]a matter for delight
      • vt[oN]feel happy about things; be optimistic
    • mood>HAPPY
      • nabhappy overt joy (typically with regard to something)
      • vadNexpressive of happy joy
      • vifeel happy joy (for a reason) 甚喜
      • vtoNcausativecause to become happily joyful
      • personal action>HABIT
          • social>CUSTOM
            • vt+V[0]have a tendency to
      • personal names>MALES