Taxonomy of meanings for 敢:

  • gǎn (OC: klaamʔ MC: kɑm) 古覽切 上 廣韻:【勇也犯也説文作𠭖進取也古覽切七 】
  • gǎn (OC: klaamʔ MC: kɑm) 古覽切 上 廣韻:【敢古文 】
  • gǎn (OC: klaamʔ MC: kɑm) 古覽切 上 廣韻:【敢籀文 】
  • gǎn (OC: klaamʔ MC: kɑm) 古覽切 上 廣韻:【同敢 】
    • DARE
      • viactshow courage
      • vt[0]+V[0]may I V?, may I presume to V? Would I presume to? I venture to
      • vt+prep+Nstativehave courage with respect to N
      • vt+V[0]presume; venture, have the audacity to (do something in front of a superior); make bold to; take the liberty of V-ing
      • vt( V[0])omventure to/make bold to do the contextually definite thing
      • vt+V[0]rhetorical questionhow could you/I/one venture to V?
      • vt+V[0][.postnpro1{SUBJ}]expected answer: no!would I dare? (No!)
      • vt[0]+V[0]expected answer: no!would one dare? [No!]
      • feature>COURAGE
        • nabdispositioncivil courage, determination and conviction
        • nabpsychcourage
        • vt+V[0]have the courage to V
        • vt(oV[0])dare to do the contextually determinate act V
      • and thus capable>ABLE
        • vt+V(0)be in a state to, be capable of V-ing
        • vt+V(0)rhetorical question