Taxonomy of meanings for 伐:

  • 伐 fá (OC: bod MC: bʷiɐt) 房越切 入 廣韻:【征也斬木也又自矜曰伐房越切十四 】
    • CUT
      • VP[adN.]postVtpassivebe felled
      • vtoNcut down (trees), hew off (branches)
      • vtoNperfectivehave felled (trees etc)
      • without injuring>KNOCK
        • vtoNbeat, knock against (typically a drum, and ceremoniously) so as to produce a sound
        • figurative: inconsistent with>CONTRARY
          • vtoNfigurativebe in contradiction with
      • so as to injure mortally>KILL
        • vtoNOBI: to slay (somebody), to decapitate ritually
        • resulting dead body>CORPSE
          • nOBI 3: dismembered/beheaded human victim
      • large scale military campaign>ATTACK
        • nabactmilitary campaign against an enemy construed as being of inferior political status
        • nabautonymthe word 伐
        • vt(oN)launch a formal attack on a contextually determinate N
        • vt[oN]launch a formal attack
        • vt[oN]personal(of an individual rather than a state:) attack
        • vt+prep+Nattack Npl, launch formal attack on Npl
        • vtoNOBI: lauch an overt large-scale destructive military campaign against what is construed as an enemy of inferior political status
        • vtoNcausativecause (oneself) to be attacked
        • vtoNfigurativeattack 伐孔子之說
        • vtoNpassiveget attacked; be attacked
        • vtoNderivedlaunch a campaign against
        • vt(oN)launch a punitive attack against the contextually determinate N
        • resultative: successful>DEFEAT
            • resulting useful social contribution>MERIT
              • nabactvisible achievement, manifest achievement
              • show pride in connection with>BOAST
                • vt(oN)boast about the contextually determinate N
                • nabpsychboastfulness
                • vibe boastful
                • vtoNbrag openly about, parade (one's good points)
                • vtoNpsychboast about (oneself)
        • so as to displace>REMOVE
            • figurative: object disease>CURE
          • CONSTELLATIONS
        • 伐 xie1 康熙字典:又、叶許竭切,音歇。【詩·商頌】韋顧旣伐。叶上截下桀。
        • 伐 fei4 康熙字典:又、叶扶廢切,音吠。【徐幹·西征賦】與游軫而西伐