Taxonomy of meanings for 厲:

  • 厲 lì (OC: b-rads MC: liɛi) 力制切 去 廣韻:【惡也亦嚴整也烈也猛也又姓漢有魏郡太守厲温 】
    • =礪WHETSTONE
      • nwhetstone for the initial rougher work (often for the sharpening of larger implements such as weapons)
      • nfigurative"whetstone"
      • nwhetstone, specifically whetstone for the initial rougher work
      • causative: sharpen>SHARP
        • nabactthe process of being sharpened by someone
        • vtoNcausativesharpen (knives/weapons)
        • metaphorical>STIMULATE
            • with words>ENCOURAGE
              • vtoNurge on (towards higher ideals); [encourage; stimulate ][CA]
              • vtoNpassivebe encourage
              • SEVERE
                • nabpsychfierceness
                • vibe ferocious, vicious
                • vipositive(commendably) severe; (properly) strict
                • vtoNbe severe with, treat severely
                • vtoNcausativemake formidable and harsh
                • VIOLENT
                    • DAMAGE
                      • abstract>DANGER
                          • PEST
                            • nabfeaturepestilence, plague
                            • v[adN]one who has pestilence; a leper
                          • DEVIL
                            • nevil spirit of a deceased person
                          • precarious>HIGH
              • STATES
                • NPprLì 厲 (probably identical wit Lài 賴 ) (CHEN PAN 1969, 611-620)
              • =濿CROSS OVER
                • vtoNwade across with one's clothes on
              • RULERS OF JIN
                • RULERS OF ZHENG
                  • RULERS OF ZHOU
                  • 厲 lai4《集韻》落蓋切,去泰來。月部。
                    • STATES
                      • NPprLì 厲 (probably identical wit Lài 賴 ) (CHEN PAN 1969, 611-620)