Taxonomy of meanings for 心:

  • xīn (OC: slɯm MC: sim) 息林切 平 廣韻:【火藏釋名曰心纎也所識纖微無不貫也息林切四 】
    • physical>HEART
      • nheart 剖心
      • abstract>MIDDLE
        • ncore; core wood
        • middle part of flower>FLOWER PARTS
          • npistil and stamens of a flower
        • middle part of nuts etc>KERNEL
          • nkernel of a nut etc.
        • middle constellation>CONSTELLATION
          • nabmetaphysical
      • generalised>CHEST
        • nchest
    • metaphysical>MIND
      • n+HU1.adVin one's heart
      • nab.adVin one's mind; in one's heart/mind
      • nab.red:adV?? the mind with its moment-by-moment activities; moment by moment ????
      • nab(post-N)the mind of the contextually determinate N
      • nab[.post-N]mind of the lexically determinate N
      • nabpsychmind (Most of these examples are really nab(post-N) or nab[post-N]. The subdivision has not been implemented so far.)BUDDH: skr. citta (the concept of 心 in Buddhist texts is extremely complicated!)
      • nadNof the mind; mental
      • npost-Nreflexivemy heart/mind, one's own mind
      • viactmind > have mental activity; perfom mentally; function as mind
      • nadN1(.post-N2):adVin N's mind
      • nab[.post-N]pluralother people's minds
      • abstract substantial>ENERGY
        • nabpsychmental energies; personal energy; fighting spirit
      • abstract feature>SUBJECTIVE
        • vadVby subjective intuition, based on personal subjective judgment
        • subjective action>THINK
          • nabpsychattitudes, idea, thoughts
          • think of intended future action>INTEND
            • nabpsychbasic intentions, ultimate design, basic plan
        • complex intention>PLAN
          • nsecret design, intentions; secret ambitions
        • subjective experience>FEEL
            • emotional>FEELING
              • nab.t:post-Npsychsense for N; mind capable of recognizing things or phenomena
              • nabpsychfeelings
          • subjective disposition>ATTITUDE
            • nab.post-Nattitude of an N; attitude of the N; attitude typical of the N
            • nab.post-V{NUM}psychframe of mind > 億萬心, 一心 mentality; preferences; psychological attitude; inclination; motivation; motives[Note that this meaning sometimes does verge towards nab-disp.]
            • nabpsychattitude of mind
            • nadVwith an attitude of
            • nab.post-Vattitude of N
            • nab[post-Npro]reflexiveown attitude
            • nab(post-N)psychologicalone's attitude
            • traditional wrong attitude>PREJUDICE
              • nabpsychprejudices, personal arbitrary attitudes
            • traditional faithful attitude>FAITHFUL
              • nabpsychloyalty, 'loyal hearts', allegiance
              • vibe spiritually engaged; be committed in one's heart
        • figurative: generalised>BASIC NATURE
          • nabpsychmental make-up; natural way of thinking (note 天人之心)