Taxonomy of meanings for 歌:

  • gē (OC: klaal MC: kɑ) 古俄切 平 廣韻:【同歌 】
  • gē (OC: klaal MC: kɑ) 古俄切 平 廣韻:【禮記曰舜作五弦之琴以歌南風釋名曰人聲曰歌歌者柯也以聲吟詠上下如草木之有柯葉兖冀言歌聲如柯古俄切十一 】
    • SING
      • nabactsinging
      • viactsing in mourning
      • vt.+VtoSsing a song with the words 歌曰
      • vt[oN]sing a melody, sing a song, sing along (should this be vt[oN]???) often to accompaniment on the lute
      • vtoNsing, sing about;
      • vtoNN=soundssing
      • vtoNpassivebe sung the praise of, get praised in song
      • vising a plaintive song
      • causative>COMPOSE
        • object>SONG
          • nobjectsong; popular song (also that of primitive peoples etc) 人聲曰歌. 歌柯也. 所歌之言是其質也. 以聲吟詠有上下如草木之有柯葉也. 故兗冀言 歌聲如柯也 Songs of humans are called gē. gē “song” is kē “branch.” The words sung, these are the substance. When using the voice one chants, the voice goes up and down, like plants and trees having stems and leaves. Thus in the Yuan and in the Jì areas they pronounce ky “sing” with a sound like kē “branch”.
        • specific>PRAISE
          • vtoNsing the praise of, praise through song
          • vtoN.+VtoSpraise N singing S
        • wihout melody, loudly>SHOUT