Taxonomy of meanings for 予:

  • 予 yú (OC: la MC: jiɔ) 以諸切 平 廣韻:【我也又餘佇切 】
    • EGO
      • npro.adNbelonging to me (personally), my (often marked by the genitive particle 之)
      • npro.postVtme (personally, as an experiencer?)
      • npro+Vtme (as preposed object)
      • npro=N予一人, 予小子 "I (personally), the little child"
      • npro+V{PRED}I (personally); I personally; I, as a matter of personal experience or sensibility 予欲 "I wish..."
      • npro{PRED}be me, (personally); was I (personally)
      • npro+V{PRED}subjectiveI (as a responsible agent)
      • npro.postVtpivotme (functioning as the subject of the verb that follows)
      • npro+V{PRED}experientialI (as a non-agential experiencer participant)
      • npro+V{PRED}objectiveI (undergoing a process), I as an inevitable result (in an apodosis)
      • plural>WE
        • npro.adNexclusiveour (often not that of the audience) CHECK CAREFULLY ALL THE EXAMPLES!
        • npro.postVtexclusiveus (often excluding the audience addressed) CHECK CAREFULLY ALL THE EXAMPLES!
        • npro+Vtpreposed pronominal object: us
        • nproexclusivewe (personally, often excluding you my audience) 予二人, CHECK CAREFULLY ALL THE EXAMPLES!
    • BE IN
      • BUT
      • 予 yǔ (OC: laʔ MC: jiɔ) 余吕切 上 廣韻:【郭璞云予猶與也又弋諸切 】
        • GIVE
          • vttoN1.+N2hand over (something N2) to (someone N1), typically as demanded; give (as appropriate under the circumstances, but without having to
          • nabactthe act of giving or conferring presents
          • vtt(oN1.)+N2omgive the contextually determinate thing N1 to someone N2
          • vtt(oN1.)(+N2)hand the contextually determinate thing over to a contextually determinate person
          • vtt[oN1.+N2]make gifts, give out presents, confer presents on people; specifically: give out rewards
          • vtoNN=beneficiarygive presents to N, confer presents on N
          • vttoN1.post-vt(oN2)omgive the determinate object to (a beneficiary)
          • vttoN1:postvtoN2give (something) to (a beneficiary)
          • vtt(oN1.)+N2N1=recipientgive (something N2) to a contextually determinate recipient N1
          • vtt(oN1.)+N2reflexive.自confer something contextually determinate upon (oneself)
          • vttoN1.post-vt(oN2)give
          • vtoN1.postN2:adN3the N3 given to N1 by N2
          • vttoN1.+N2N1=gift.N2=recipientgive
          • vttoN1.+N2figurativeadminister N2 to N1
          • vtoNN=giftgive away N to someone
          • vtt(oN1).+N2:-V[0]give N1 to N2 to V
          • vttoN1.+N2:-Vgive N1 to N2 for N2 to V it
          • vtt(oN1.)+N2give N2 to the contextually determinate N1
          • vtt+N1.oN2imperativegive N2 to N1!
          • vttoN1(.+N2)give N1 to the contextually determinate N2
          • vtt[N1.] N2give things to somebody; make gifts to somebody
          • vttoN1.postN2N2 was given to N1
          • at a price>SELL
            • give power to>YIELD
              • vtt(oN1.)+N2GIVE THE REINS OF GOVERNMENT TO> give precedence to???
              • vtoNhand over to, i.e. hand over power to (someone)
              • figurative: authority to>CONFORM
                • vtoNaccept as a standard; defer to
            • approval>PRAISE
              • assent to a belief>BELIEVE
              • CONFUCIANS