Taxonomy of meanings for 弟:

  • dì (OC: liilʔ MC: dei) 徒禮切 上 廣韻:【兄弟爾雅曰男子先生爲兄後生爲弟徒禮切又特計切七 】
  • dì (OC: liils MC: dei) 特計切 去 廣韻:【見上注又音上聲 】
    • specifically younger>BROTHER
      • n[post-N.]+Nprbrother
      • n[post-N]younger brother; younger brothers
      • n[post-N]nonreferentiala younger brother in general
      • nadNyounger-brother
      • nadVas a younger brother; like a younger brother 弟畜之 "nourish like a younger brother would"
      • nadVreference=objectas the younger brother; like a younger brother SHIJI: 弟畜 HS:王莽少與峺兄弟同列友善,兄事斿而弟畜峺。
      • viactact as a younger brother should
      • n[post-N]autonymthe younger brother
      • npost-Nbrother of N
      • n(post-N)younger brother of the contextually determinate N
      • n(post-N).=Nprthe contextually determinate younger brother of N, Npr
      • action as younger>OBEY
          • obeying because young member of family>CHILD
            • nlittle boy
          • obeissance as>VIRTUE
            • nabactfraternal love, devotion to one's eldest brother
            • viactshow devotion to one's eldest brother; more generally: show proper humility towards seniors in general
            • nadNdevoted to one's eldest brother.
            • v[adN]those devoted to fraternal love
            • vt+prep+Nshow brotherly love to
            • virtuous docile>STUDENT
              • n[post-N][my] student(s)
        • abstract>SIBLING
          • nby catachresis?> sibling
        • grammaticalised>EGO
          • n[post-npro1.][post=npro2]I, younger brother (Tang)