Taxonomy of meanings for 靈:

  • 靈 líng (OC: reeŋ MC: leŋ) 郎丁切 平 廣韻:【字𩔖云小熱皃 】 廣韻:【神也善也巫也寵也福也亦州名漢北郡富平縣地赫連㪍㪍之果園也後魏置靈州取靈武縣名爲之又姓風俗通云齊靈公之後或云宋公子靈圍龜之後晉有餓者靈輒郎丁切八十七 】
    • DEITY
      • nab.post-V{NUM}metaphysicalthe soul of a deceased person (especially insofar as it is endowed with a supernatural efficacy); spirit; deity
      • exocentric, polite paraphrase addressing the deceased person>CORPSE
        • feature>SUPERNATURAL
          • nab.post-V{NUM}metaphysicaldivine sphere(s)
          • nabmetaphysicalmagical effectiveness, supernatural efficiency; divine influence; divinely aided succour
          • vadNendowed with supernatural efficacy; endowed with supernatural dignity
          • vadVwith supernatural efficacy
          • viactbe magically efficatious, be supernaturally efficacious; show one's supernatural talents and effectiveness
          • vtoNpassivebe regarded as magically/supernaturally efficacious
          • feature>ENERGY
            • nabmetaphysicalsupernatural energies; supernatural influence
            • vibe full of vital and metaphysical energy
          • supernatural positive feature: LUCKY
            • supernaturally and generally: EFFECTIVE!!!
          • feature: supernaturally>STRANGE
            • supernatural gleaming>LIGHT
              • supernatural:AUTHORITY
                • exocentric: person>SHAMAN
                    • exocentric: person edowed with supernatural political authority>RULER
                      • also generally>INTELLIGENT
                        • nab.post-V{NUM}psychintelligences, forms of intelligence
                        • vichangebecome supremely intelligent; become quick-witted
                        • vigradedbe intelligent
                        • nabpsychelevated intelligence
                    • exocentric: supernatural part of person>SOUL
                      • nspirit
                      • general: non-physical>MIND
                        • nadNof the mind, mental (in the Zen Buddhist context líng seems to refer exclusively to the pure mind or to a mind with good qualities, as opposed to xīn (which also can refer to the deluded mind) and espically qíng (which nearly always refers to the impure mind))
                • RULERS OF CHU
                  • RULERS OF JIN
                    • RULERS OF WEY
                      • RULERS OF ZHOU
                        • =零 "shrivelled"