Taxonomy of meanings for 冠:

  • 冠 guān (OC: koon MC: kʷɑn) 古丸切 平 廣韻:【首飾説文曰絭也所以絭髮弁冕之緫名也亦姓風俗通云古賢者鶡冠子之後又音灌 】
    • HAT
      • nofficial hat used to indicate one's social position
      • specifically>OFFICIAL HAT
        • nhat for ceremonial use
        • one who wears such>RULER
          • nleading figure
  • 冠 guàn (OC: koons MC: kʷɑn) 古玩切 去 廣韻:【冠束白虎通曰男子幼娶必冠女子幼嫁必笄又姓列仙傳有仙人冠先又音官 】
    • WEAR
      • viactwear a hat; be of the age beyond 20 where one wears hats
      • viactcome to wear the cap of an adult; have come to wear the cap of an adult (as a rite of passage)
      • viinchoativeput on one's official cap
      • vtoNput on as a cap
      • vtoNwear on the cap
    • generalising>COVER
        • inchoative: ritual marking the beginning of wearing an adult cap>RITUAL
          • vtoNmiddle voiceundergo capping ceremony of adulthood (at the age of 20, normally, but not always)