Taxonomy of meanings for 闕:

  • 闕 què, (OC: khod MC: kʰʷiɐt) 去月切 入 廣韻:【門觀也廣雅曰象魏闕也釋名曰闕在門兩旁中央闕然爲道也又失也過不供也又姓出下邳漢有荆州刺史闕翊去月切三 】
    • BUILDING
      • npalace gate> palace towers
    • TOWER
      • ngate tower; lookout tower by the gate
      • n(post-N)tower of the contextually determinate place
  • 闕 que1, (OC: khod MC: kʰʷiɐt) 去月切 入
    • LACK
      • nabstativelack, shortage; insufficiency; deficiency; lack of defense; state of indigence or defenselessness
      • vadNmissing
      • vimiddle voicebe missing, be lacking
      • vtoNfall short of, lack; fail to provide
      • vtoNcausativecause there to be a lack
      • inchoative>DISAPPEAR
        • vichangefall into disuse, come to be absent; come to disappear
        • content having disappeared>EMPTY
          • vi(of moon:) wane
      • what is empty>HOLE
        • nhole (in the wall)
      • comparative size>SMALL
        • vtoNcausativecause to be smaller, reduce in size
      • utterance>SILENCE
        • nabactsilence on a matter; failure to comment
        • viintensitiveremain silent
      • certainty>DOUBT
        • vi-Pactsuspend one's judgment, show doubt
        • vtoNsuspend judgment on, refuse to pronounce judgment on
        • vt[oN]suspend one's judgment on things
      • obligatory quality>DEFECT
        • nabfeaturedefect, shortcoming; shortfall; deficiencies; defaults
        • vibe faulty, be flawed, be imperfect
        • vtoNbe faulty or defective with respect to
        • in action>MISTAKE
          • nab.post-V{NUM}stativediscreet circumlocution: imperfection (i.e. mistake)
          • nabactmistake by omission
        • causative>DAMAGE
          • vtoNimpair; damage; be harmful to
  • 闕 jue2 【正韻】其月切,音橜
    • =掘DIG
      • vtoNdig a hole into