Taxonomy of meanings for 初:

  • 初 chū (OC: tshra MC: tʂʰiɔ) 楚居切 平 廣韻:【舒也始也從刀衣蓋裁衣之初楚居切二 】
    • BEGIN
      • nabeventbeginning stage, beginning
      • npost-Nbeginning of the period N
      • vadNinitial, first; antecedent
      • vadVfrom the start
      • vadVfirst timeinitially; for the first time
      • generalised>PAST
        • nadSa long time ago, when all this started
        • grammaticalised>ORIGINALLY
          • nadVfor the first time, first; originally
      • relative>PRECEDE
        • nabprocessthe earliest stage; beginning
        • nadNformer
        • nadSat the start, at an earlier stage, before; originally, from the beginning
        • nadSSat an earlier time; in the beginning
        • nadV1. for the first time, initiating a tradition; 2. for a start, in the first place, initiating an ongoing process
      • logical>BASIC
          • prescribed basic pattern>RULE
        • grammatialised>AS SOON AS
          • nadV.adSas soon as, just 初生 "when he was just born, as soon as he is born, from birth"