Taxonomy of meanings for 因:

  • yīn (OC: qin MC: ʔin) 於真切 平 廣韻:【託也仍也縁也就也亦姓左傳遂人四族有因氏俗作囙於眞切二十三 】
    • CAUSE
      • nabmetaphysicalcause
      • action>RELY ON
        • nN=humanthose one relies on ???
        • vadNreliable, that can be relied on; 因國 a state to rely on
        • vt[oN]rely on circumstances, adjust to circumstances
        • vt+prep+Nrely on, depend on
        • vtoN.adVrelying on, with the help of; on the basis of
        • vtoNbase oneself on (as the the Shang dynasty on the institutions of the Xia), utilise as a basis, utilise as a basis for power; make use of; rely on, take advantage of
        • vtoNpassivebe relied on 可因者
        • vt(oN)base oneself on the contextually determinate N
        • grammaticalised>BECAUSE
          • vt+prep+Nbe because of N
          • vtoN.adVon the basis of 因之(以), because of
          • vtoNPab{S}because of the state of affairs described in NPab[S]
          • vtoS1.adS2on the occasion of S1, S2 (expressing both cause and time); sometimes in the construction 因。。。次
          • vtoS1.adS2subjectivebecause
          • vt(oN.)adVbecause of the contextually determinate N
          • vt(oN.)adVbecause of that; under these conditions
          • logical>THEN
            • vt(oN.)adVomin accordance with the contextually determinate state of affairs> and then; accordingly; thereupon immediately; on that basis, thus; and so
            • new sentence>THEREFORE
              • vadS1.post-S2and, accordingly,....; therefore
              • vt(+N.)adV1:postV2because of V2ing, the subject V1ed> therefore
              • vt(+N1.)adV{PRED}:postN2{SUBJ}:the subject N2 for reason N1 V-ed
              • vt(oN.)adV:postN[SU]::postSthus, therefore
          • temporal>THEREUPON
            • vadVthereupon, on that occasion
            • vadS1.post-S2thereupon; afterwards;
        • for one’s purposes>USE
          • vtoNavail oneself of
          • vtoN.adVavailing oneself of N (to V)
      • verbal>CONFORM
        • vt(oN)conform to or keep on the right side of the contextually determinate N; adapt to circumstances
        • vtoN.adVin accordance with
        • vtoNadapt to, go along with; conform to the wishes of
        • vttoN1(.+N2)make N1 conform to the contextually determinate N2
        • vtoNpassivebe conformed to
        • in appearance>RESEMBLE
          • vtoNbe according to, resemble
        • in more time>CONTINUE
          • vtoNcontinue (a tradition)
          • vt+prep+Ncontinue (the tradition of N)
        • to direction of movement>FOLLOW
          • vtoNtake as one's guideline 因民之欲 "follow the desires of the people"
        • object:>BASIS
          • nabmetaphysicalbasis; power base
          • vt(oN.)adVbasing oneself on N to go on to V
          • abstract>CRITERION
            • for what happens to one>FATE
              • nabmetaphysicalconcrete destiny; destined fate (see 因緣)
      • =茵STRAW MAT
        • n(comfortable) large mattress to sit or sleep on; (also used in vehicles)
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      • HOLE
          • salient quality:>EMPTY
              • directly???> REACH????DELETE
            • what has a salient hole>NOSE
            • what has a salient hole>MONEY
              • CONFUCIAN