Taxonomy of meanings for 薄:

  • 薄 báo (OC: baaɡ MC: bʷɑk) 傍各切 入 廣韻:【厚薄説文曰林薄也又姓漢文帝母薄氏 】
    • with trees near to each other>FOREST
      • nmnonreferentialshrubs and trees in a forest
    • NEAR
      • vtoNstativebe very close to, be in the immediate vicinity of
      • dynamically>URGENT
        • transitive action>APPROACH
          • vtoNchangeget close to; move in on; move in on aggressively so as to attack; bear down on
        • from side to side: colloquial read bao2:THIN
          • vadNthin
          • vibe thin
          • general>LITTLE
            • vibe insubstantial, be little
            • in productive power>WEAK
              • vadNthin; weak; slight (not splendid 美)
              • vibe too weak and insufficient,
              • vtoNcausativeweaken something, reduce something [to ligthen (taxes)][CA]
              • vtoNrelationalbe weak with respect to
              • to a weak degree>SLIGHTLY
                • vadVslightly, only tenuously
                • vibe slight
              • in luminosity of moon etc>DARK
              • in quality>TENUOUS
                • vadNfigurativeslight (punishments, crimes etc)
                • vibe weak, insufficient
                • vtoNcausativemake tenuous, thin out (poison)
                • vtoNcausativecause to make more insubstantial
                • vpostadVat an insubstantion less than generous level
                • philosophical>UNIMPORTANT
                  • nsubjectwhat is slight, insubstantial
                  • vadSin the less serious case (perhaps the entry should be 薄者)
                  • vibe slight, and of little significance, insubstantial; slight (not splendid 美)
                  • vt+prep+Ntreat as trifling
                  • vtoNattitudinaltreat as trifling
                  • vadNlight; unimportant; not serious
                  • putative>DESPISE
                    • vtoNputativeregard as slight> despise
                • social>VULGAR
                  • vimorally insignificant
              • tenuous in empathy, callous>CRUEL
                • numerically>FEW
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            • =箔 “curtain”
            • grammaticalised> PARTICLES