Taxonomy of meanings for 漸:

  • 漸 jiān (OC: tsam MC: tsiɛm) 子廉切 平 廣韻:【入也漬也又慈染切 】
  • 漸 jiàn (OC: dzamʔ MC: dziɛm) 慈染切 上 廣韻:【漸次也進也稍也事之端先覩之始也地理志有漸江今之浙江也慈染切十 】
    • MOIST
      • vichangebecome (slowly) moist, be moistened
      • vtoNcausativemoisten
      • vtoNcausativebe dipped into
      • SOAK
        • vttoN1.+N2soak something in something else
        • vtt(oN1.) N2soak a contextually determinate object in N2
        • GRADUALLY
          • nabprocessgradual development
          • vadVgradually, continuously
          • vi.red:adVgradually
          • vichangechange gradually; advance gradually; be a matter of gradual continuous development
          • euphemism: "gradually enter the other world">DIE
            • vifigurativedie DCD: 引申為歿,死亡。《文選·韋孟〈諷諫〉詩》
          • feature>SLOW
          • grammaticalised: after a while>SOON
              • grammaticalied>THEN
                • nominalised:PROGRESS
                  • vadNmaking gradual progress; continually progressing
                  • vichangemake gradual progress
          • RIVERS
            • =潛 delve into>INVESTIGATE
              • vtoNfigurativeread qia2n 潛delve into> delve deeply into so as to investigate