Taxonomy of meanings for 根:

  • 根 gēn (OC: kɯɯn MC: kən) 古痕切 平 廣韻:【根柢也亦姓根牟子古賢者著書出風俗通古痕切四 】
    • ROOT
      • nroot, primarily root that grows horizontally
      • nabmetaphysicalthe very root (of Heaven etc)
      • n(post-N)figurativetheir roots
      • uproot>REMOVE
        • generalised>STEM
            • metaphorical>PENIS
              • npenis
              • generalised>ORGAN
                • nreproductive organs
                • nbuddhistBUDDH: this is the Buddhist standard term for sense organ (as in liùgēn 六根 'the Six Sense-faculties, including the 心根 'mind-organ') SANSKRIT indriya
          • abstract>BASIS
            • nabmetaphysicalabstract and metaphorical: root; basis; karmic basis (BUDDH.: orig. tr. SANSKRIT indriya or mūla; see http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xpr-ddb.pl?68.xml+id('b6839'))
            • nadNbasic
            • vibe basic
            • vt+prep+Nbe based in, have one's roots in MENG 仁義禮智根於心。that is to say, benevolence, rightness, the rites and wisdom, is rooted in his heart.
            • specific: foot of mountain etc>SIDE
              • dynamic>CAUSE
                  • of performance>TALENT
                    • nabpsychspiritual capacity
                  • pursue causes of>INVESTIGATE
                    • temporal>ORIGIN
                        • process>BEGIN
                          • norigin, descent