Taxonomy of meanings for 勿:

  • 勿 wù (OC: mɯd MC: miut) 文弗切 入 廣韻:【無也莫也説文曰州里所建旗也象其柄有三斿雜帛幅半異所以趣民故遽稱勿勿又作𣃦 】
    • AVOID
      • vt{NEG}+.Vt(oN)avoid to, make sure not to
      • vt+V[0]make sure not to Vi
      • deontic>SHOULD NOT
        • vt[0]{NEG} Vt(oN)injunctive: one should not
        • imperative>DON'T
          • vt[0]{NEG}+.Vt[0](+V)don't Vt1 to Vt2 the determinate object
          • vt[0]{NEG}+Vt(oN)don't (verb the object)
          • vt{NEG}.+VtoNobject=actiondon't 勿易之 "do not take this lightly"
          • general>NOT
            • padVinsist on not (doing something in the future)
            • vt{NEG}+:Vtt(+N.)+VN=pivotdon't
            • vt+.Vt[0]oNnot (verb the explicit object) NB: there are surprisingly many examples of this
            • fail to exist>LACK
      • MODAL PARTICLES