Taxonomy of meanings for 衣:

  • yī (OC: qɯl MC: ʔɨi) 於希切 平 廣韻:【上曰衣下曰裳丗本曰胡曹作衣白虎通云衣者隱也裳者障也所以隱形自障蔽也又姓出姓苑 】
  • yì (OC: qɯls MC: ʔɨi) 於既切 去 廣韻:【衣著於旣切又音依一 】
    • GARMENT
      • n(primarily visible, outer) clothes (worn on the upper part of the body)
      • n(post-N)the garment of the contextually determiate N
      • n(post-N)one's garments
      • specifically>JACKET
        • nthis can refer specifically to a jacket
      • generalised>BLANKET
        • ngive N1 N2 to wear
        • figurative:>MOSS
          • nmmoss, lichen
          • figurative:>FEATHER
            • nmplumage
          • figurative: peel of fruit etc>RIND
            • npeel, rind of fruit or grain; husk
    • yì derivation by tone change>WEAR
      • vt(oN)causativegive clothes to a contextually determinate person
      • vt[oN]intransitive: wear clothes; put on one's clothes (and return home), get dressed
      • vtoNwear as one's clothes, use for clothing; dress up in (someone's clothes)
      • vtoNcausativegive clothes to; put clothes on someone
      • vttoN1+.vtoN2causativeclothe N1 in N2
      • vt(oN)wear the contextually determinate garment
      • vadVwearing clothes
      • figurative: generalised>COVER
        • vtoNYIJING: cover, hide