Taxonomy of meanings for 練:

  • 練 liàn (OC: ɡ-reens MC: len) 郎甸切 去 廣韻:【白練又姓何氏姓苑云南康人郎甸切十五 】
    • SILK PRODUCTION
      • nabactrefining of silk
      • virefine silk, among other things, from Han times onwards, by dǎo 搗 "pounding" it, and from earliest times by xǐ 洗 "washing" it, shài 晒 "exposing it to the sun" etc.
      • product>SILK
        • nmrefined, boiled silk, off-white silk that has undergone refining processes
      • similar action>WASH
          • religious>SACRIFICE
            • viactconduct mourning sacrifice during the period of mourning
          • metaphorical>TEACH
            • vadNwell-trained
            • vigradedto be better trained (in military affairs)
            • vttoN.+V[0]reflexive.自train oneself to V
            • generalisd>CULTIVATE
              • viactcultivate; practice
              • vtoNcultivate properly
              • vtoNmiddle voicebe properly cultivated
            • result>KNOW
          • resulting feature>WHITE
            • vadNwhite, undyed
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            • MELT
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