Taxonomy of meanings for 末:

  • 末 mò (OC: maad MC: mʷɑt) 莫撥切 入 廣韻:【木上也無也弱也逺也端也亦姓姓苑云夲姓秣氏後去禾又虜三字姓後燕録襄城公末那樓雷莫撥切二十七 】
    • TIP
      • nthin end of anything; branches of twigs other than the trunk (of a tree)
      • versus stem>BRANCH
        • thin end of animals>TAIL
            • temporal>LAST
              • VPadNat the end, final
              • part of life: old age>OLD
                • last part of time that remains>FUTURE
                  • nfuture generations
                • feature: remaining>REMAIN
                    • abstract>END
                      • nadNfinal; latter (ages)
                      • npost-Nfinal stage; end (of a period of time)
                      • outer margins>BOUNDARY
                        • lower end>BOTTOM
                            • feature>LOW
                                • figurative>HUMBLE
                                    • abstract>UNIMPORTANT
                                      • nsubjectwhat is not basic; what is marginal; what comes at the end (and not at the beginning); mere marginal symptoms (as opposed to real basic causes); non-basic professions other than military and agricultural
                                      • nadNmarginal
                                      • vibe non-crucial, marginal
                                      • n(post-N)what is marginal in the contextually determiate N
                                      • v[adN]semantic: what is secondary what is marginal
                                    • exocentric: lowest>SEAT
                                • general, spatial extremity>LIMB
                        • =莫LACK
                          • vadVnegative無所
                          • vtoN無所以
                          • inchoative>DECLINE
                            • object possibility>IMPOSSIBLE
                              • vibe unheard of; be impossible (German: ein Unding sein)
                            • feel the lack of???, hence pursue as aim (profit)>SEEK
                              • grammaticalised: temporal, never, not yet>NOT
                              • grammaticalised: deontic>DON'T
                                • grammaticalised: modal>QUESTION PARTICLES