Taxonomy of meanings for 矣:

  • yǐ (OC: ɢɯʔ MC: ɦɨ) 于紀切 上 廣韻:【説文云語巳詞也于紀切二 】
    • PARTICLE
      • ppostadV.+N{SUBJ}psychemphatic sentence-internal modal particle
      • ppostadV1.adV2exclamatoryparticle placed after an emphatic focussed adverbial (which one might even suspect of being a transposed main verb)
      • FINAL PARTICLES
        • ppostadN{PRED}modal particle marking new/current situation (like 了)
        • ppostadSlogicexclamatory/emphatic: definitely
        • ppostadStensedcurrently relevant verbal statement; new situation, tensed
        • ppostadS1.adS2DELETE final particle after the apodosis of a conditional clause!
        • ppostadVperfective semi-suffix
        • ppostadS1.adS2DELETE final particle after the statement of the potential result S2 of the action S1 (in complex setences that are not prototypically conditional); "you do S1, and, as a result, S2 will follow"
        • ppostadS1.post-S2final particle after the statement of the potential result S2 of the action S1 (in complex setences that are not prototypically conditional); "you do S1, and, as a result, S2 will follow"
        • ppostadS1.post-S2final particle after the apodosis of a conditional clause
        • MODAL PARTICLES
          • ppostadSimperativemarker of (probably mild) imperative sentences
          • ppostadSS=apodosissentence-final particle after apodosis of conditional
          • ppostadV.+N{SUBJ}modal particle inside sentence