Taxonomy of meanings for 天:

  • 天 tiān (OC: lʰiin MC: tʰen) 他前切 平 廣韻:【上玄也説文曰顚也至髙無上从一大也爾雅曰春爲蒼天夏爲昊天秋爲旻天冬爲上天他前切六 】
    • spatial>SKY
      • NPpluralHeavens 諸天,九天
      • nconcretethe sky
      • nabmetaphysicalHeaven
      • nadNHeaven-assigned; by the grace of Heaven; heavenly; divine
      • nadVlike Nlike Heaven
      • nadVplacefrom the sky
      • viactbe Heaven-like in one's all-encompassing attitude; act like Heaven
      • feature>ENDURING
        • n.red:adVevery day
      • climatic: changing>WEATHER
        • nabweather
        • regular change of conditions>SEASON
          • nabfeatureseasonal conditions, including weather conditions
          • comprehensive>WORLD
            • nworld (see 天中)
            • metaphysical>NATURE
                • mode>NATURALLY
                  • nab.adVby their very nature, without any human interference or factors involved
                  • nabmetaphysicalNature; what is natural; natural endowment, natural features
                  • nadNheaven-given>inborn, natural; naturally endowed
        • metaphorical, semi-personified>HEAVEN
          • nabmetaphysicalheavenly regions; the heavens; the heavenly realm
          • nadNheavenly, divine
          • n{PRED}causativebe because of Heaven
          • nabmetaphysicalHeaven as a divine or metaphysical force
          • nagentHeaven (as metaphysical more or less personalised agent)
          • metaphysical: highest deity>GOD
            • nabpersonifiedGod of Heaven, personified Heaven (note personification in 天之愛民
            • nab.adNendowed by Heaven/God
            • generalised>DEITIES
              • nprHeaven
              • nabconceptthe concept of Heaven
              • specific>BUDDHIST DEITIES
                • nabmetaphysicalBUDDH: Buddhist deity or god; skr. deva
                • NPadNbrahmanical; devoted to Brahmadeva
              • effect of>LUCK
                • vibe favoured by Heaven