Taxonomy of meanings for 息:

  • 息 xī (OC: sqlɯɡ MC: sɨk) 相即切 入 廣韻:【止也又嬎息也説文喘也亦姓姓苑云今襄陽人又漢複姓前漢書有河内息夫躬相即切十一 】
    • BREATHE
      • nabactact of breather, breathing practice
      • nabfigurativegale, storm
      • nmbreath
      • vadNbreathing (and thus living)
      • viactbreathe
      • audibly showing feeling>SIGH
        • viactheave a sigh; usually in 太息
      • be envigorated>FLOURISH
        • nabprocessthe flourishing ???
        • vichangemultiply, flourish
        • vtoNcausativecuase to flourish; nourish
        • economically>PROFIT
          • ninterest (in kind); profit
          • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
      • social>PEACEFUL
          • quietly>REST
            • vifind peace, find rest; get to rest
            • viactrest; stop for breath
            • vtoNrest on; rest in
            • vtoNcausativecause to rest, give rest to; reassure; give respite
            • vtoNcausativeto let (somebody) have a rest
            • vtoNcausativegive (oneself) rest
            • vttoN1.+prep+N2figurativerest N1 on N2
            • vt(oN)take a rest in the contextually determinate N
            • discontinue>END
              • vichangecome to an end, stop
              • DISAPPEAR
                • vichangebe extinguished; disappear
              • causative>DESTROY
                  • object fire>EXTINGUISH
                    • vt(oN)extinguish
                    • vtoNextinguish; (extinguish by breathing on it > blow out (a candle)
                    • vtoNpassivebe extinguished 可息
            • action>STOP
              • viactstop an activity; be inactive, be non-functional, cease to function, cease to be practised (e.g. the law)
              • vtoNput a stop to
              • vtoNcausativeput to rest > cause to cease, stop
              • vtoNcausativecause to rest 可息"can be made to cease"
        • CHILD
          • nchild
        • RULER'S CONSORTS
          • NPprUnger no. 606
        • STATES
          • NPprXī 息 (CHEN PAN 1969, 388-390)Clan: Jī 姬