Taxonomy of meanings for 省:

  • 省 xǐng (OC: seŋʔ MC: siɛŋ) 息井切 上 廣韻:【察也審也息井切六 】
    • INVESTIGATE
      • nabactLIJI, zhongyong 15: trial
      • vt(oN)ominspect, investigate, examine (a contextually determinate N)
      • vt[oN{REFLEX}]reflexiveinvestigate oneself
      • vtoNto inspect (something) carefuly, to examine (something) in details
      • vtoNfigurativeexamine (oneself in three respects etc)
      • vt(oN)figurativeinvestigate oneself
      • vtoNpsychinvestigate (oneself), examine (oneself) morally
      • vtoNreflexive.內investigate oneself
      • vt[oN]investigate things
  • 省 shěng (OC: sraaŋʔ MC: ʃɯiaŋ) 所景切 上 廣韻:【省署漢書曰舊名禁中避元后諱改爲省中又姓左傳宋大夫省臧所景切又息井切九 】
    • FEW
      • vibe sparse, be economical; be no more than necessary in number
      • vtoNcausativecause to become few: reduce
      • causative>REDUCE
          • reduced in size>SLIM
          • grammaticalised>DON'T
              • nominalised>MISTAKE
                • action>AVOID
                    • so as to remove from one's presence>DISCARD
                      • forbidden part of>PALACE
                          • public, ministry>OFFICE
                              • region administered by>REGION
                                • nprovince (Yuan dynasty usage)
                          • not excessive in use of one's property>FRUGAL
                            • viactZUO: be sparing in the use of resources, save; HF 6.4.14: (of laws) be sparse, be few in number
                            • vichangebecome more economical
                            • vimathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
                            • VP(adN.)=Nprbe sparing with, be frugal with
                            • vtoNbe sparing in the use of
                            • vtoNpassivecause to be sparse and economical
                    • grammaticalised>PAST
                      • SURNAMES
                        • =眚DISASTER
                        • 省 xian3《集韻》息淺切,上獼心。