Taxonomy of meanings for 竊:

  • 竊 qiè (OC: tsheed MC: tsʰet) 千結切 入 廣韻:【盜也又淺也 】
    • STEAL
      • nabactstealing
      • vadNgiven to stealing
      • vt(oN)steal the determinate thing
      • vt[oN]engage in stealing; start stealing
      • vtoNsnatch away; misappropriate
      • vtoNfigurativeget (a position etc) by inappropriate or illegal means
      • vtoNN=humansteal from, burgle
      • vtoNsubject=humansteal
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2steal N1 from N2
      • vtoNsteal things from N
      • grammaticalised, polite self-effacing: presume>DARE
        • vadVhumbly
        • vt+V[0]in polite speech: take the liberty of V-ing; humbly permit oneself to, humbly allow oneself to (NB 竊不敢...)
      • subject>THIEF
        • nthief
      • violently>ROB
        • territory>ANNEX
          • generalised>DAMAGE
            • text>COPY
              • related feature>SECRET
                • vadVfurtively, secretly; surreptitiously; quietly without making an overt show of it
                • vtoNcausativecause to be secret> keep secret
                • action conducted when hidden>COPULATE
                  • grammaticalised>PERSONALLY
                    • vadVin polite speech, and referring only to subjective verbs when used in formal contexts: personally
                    • vt[0] V[0]I flatter myself that I V; I take the liberty to V;