Taxonomy of meanings for 種:

  • 種 zhòng (OC: tjoŋs MC: tɕioŋ) 之用切 去 廣韻:【種埴也之用切又之隴切三 】
    • SOW
      • vido the sowing, sow the fields
      • vt(oN)figurativeplant the seeds of the contextually determinate N
      • vtoNto sow (seeds of a plant); to plant (a tree)
      • vtoNfigurativelay the foundations of, "plant"; BUDDH: plant the seeds of
      • figurative: give birth to>BIRTH
    • 種 zhǒng (OC: tjoŋʔ MC: tɕioŋ) 之隴切 上 廣韻:【種類也又之用切 】
      • SEED
        • nmseeds
        • nmfigurativeseeds in Buddhist texts frequently used fig. and metaphorically
        • feature>MANY
          • n.red:adNsundry; all kinds of, various, many, all sorts of
          • n.redall kinds of things
          • npost-V{NUM}.adVin V[NUM] number of ways
          • vi.red:adVin many ways
        • humans of common seed>FAMILY
          • nfamily, group of people with shared ancestry
          • specific: of later generation>DESCENDANT
            • generalised>RACE
                • generalised>CATEGORY
                  • nab.post-V{NUM}kind of thing
                  • nab.post-V{NUM}figurativekind, type, category
                  • nabsocial(BUDDH:) social class in India: caste (sometimes also: clan, family lineage; see 種姓)
                  • ncpost-V{NUM}.+Nkinds of 五種人"five kinds of people"
                  • npost-Nthe N-breed
          • =腫