Taxonomy of meanings for 閑:

  • 閑 xián (OC: ɢreen MC: ɦɯæn) 戶閒切 平 廣韻:【闌也防也禦也大也法也習也睱也戸間切九 】
    • RAILING
        • specific>SCREEN
          • specific>GATE
            • system of fore keeping animals>STABLE
              • nhorse stable
            • function of>SAFEGUARD
              • nagentprotector, guardian (of a ruler etc)
              • generalised>DEFEND
                • nsubject=humanprotector (GULIANG) ????
                • vtoNto protect (MENG)
                • physically>HINDER
                    • abstract>RESTRAIN
                        • systematically>TRAIN
                          • be restrained by and understand (prohibitions)>KNOW
                            • vtoNstativebe familiar with
                            • intellectually>BROAD
                              • vifigurativebe broad and wide-ranging in culture
                              • vtoNfigurativebe broad (-ly learned) with respect to > have a wide-ranging knowledge of
                            • what one should know>RULE
                  • =閒REST
                      • =閒LEISURE
                        • vibe unengaged in irrelevant duties; be free and easy; feel at ease, feel at leisure
                        • vadNunengaged in irrelevant duties; unbusy, undisturbed (both of places and people); idle (of things)
                        • vadVin a leisurely fashion
                        • vadVnegativeidely, in vain, in an irrelevant way
                        • vadNfigurativeidle; irrelevant; (not pertaining to a substance)
                        • vt(+V[0])have the leisure to perform the contextually determinate action V
                        • =閒PEACEFUL
                          • vadNpeaceful
                    • =嫺SEXY
                      • viSima Xiangru: refined and attractive