Taxonomy of meanings for 身:

  • shēn (OC: qhjin MC: ɕin) 失人切 平 廣韻:【親也躬也 】
    • shēn 身BODY
      • n(post-N)the body of the contextually determinate N
      • n[post-N]one's own body [many of the BODY n need to be moved here]
      • nbody as a whole; especially the main trunk as opposed to the head; body as embodying the person
      • nabsolutethe body
      • nabfigurativephysical manifestation
      • nadVinstrumenton the body; with one's body; physically
      • unborn>FOETUS
        • n有身 "pregnant"
      • dead body> shēn 身CORPSE
        • ndefinitethe (dead) body; my (dead) body
    • living body> shēn 身HUMAN
      • nclose to third-person pronoun: an individual; (with contrasting noun in parallel phrase: 其身the person; a person (physically)
      • specifically: torso, main part of human body> shēn 身TORSO
        • considered as a moral agent, personality> shēn 身PERSON
          • n(post-N)the contextually determinate N's person (=其身)
          • nab[.post-N]psychoften reflexive: one's (own) person; one's (own) person and character
          • nabbuddhistperson (in previous lives etc)
          • npost-NfigurativeN's own personality; N's own personal convictions; N's own personal character??, N's own personal characteristics; the very person constituted by N
          • nab(.post-N)psychologicalone's (own) person
          • nab.post-Nperson
          • again>INCARNATION
            • nincarnation; physical shape taken in this world
          • conduct oneself as a living person> shēn 身LIVE
            • nab.post-Nlife-time; personal survival; one's life as an individual (as someting one might lose, or which might be endangered)
            • vtoNenact??
            • nab(post-N)the life of the contextually determinate N
            • social role played in life> shēn 身ROLE
              • nabsocialwhat is expected of one as a person, one's role??????行身 "act out one's role"???
          • one’s own person> shēn 身EGO
            • n[post-npro1]my person> (my)self (I)
            • abstractly: the Self shēn 身SELF
              • nnonreferentialcontrastive: oneself; one as an individuum
              • ncontrastive: one's own person; oneself; himself
              • npronominalcontrastive: yourself
              • nadNpronominalself's> own; one's own
              • nadVcontrastive: himself; oneself; the person him/herself (also: 身雖無能
              • npost-Ncontrastive: oneself; the person him/herself 吾身,寡人之身
          • generalised/pronominalised: shēn 身ONESELF
            • nprooneself (as opposed to other people)
            • npost-nproperson
          • as an emphatic/contrastive subject>PERSONALLY
            • nadVin person, himself
            • viactact personally, take personal action; get personally involved in things
            • npro.+Vt+None's personal N (=自VERB其N)?
          • act out personally> shēn 身ACT
            • addressee’s person> shēn 身YOU
              • npronominalyou yourself; your person???
          • Buddhist: re-embodied individual> shēn 身INCARNATION
            • nincarnation; physical shape taken in this world
          • occasionally, by metonymy: trunk of tree> shēn 身TRUNK
            • ntrunk of a tree/human body