Taxonomy of meanings for 緣:

  • 緣 yuàn (OC: k-lons MC: jʷiɛn) 以絹切 去 廣韻:【衣縁 】
    • HEM
      • nborder of garment
      • vtoNpassivebe hemmed
    • related thing on hem>ORNAMENT
        [[[[***ACROBATICS
        • vtoNclimb up (a pole 緣橦)
        [[[[***ASCEND
        • vtoNclimb (a tree) 緣木
        [[[[***BECAUSE
        • vt(oN.)adVbecause of this
        • vtoN.adVbecause of N, on the occasion of N; conditioned by N,
        • vtoNbe beause of N
        • vtoS.adVbecause of/ conditioned by S (therefore V)
        • vtoSbecause 緣有x故
        • vtoS1.postadS2because
        [[[[***CAUSE
        • nabmetaphysicalconcrete basis, something to go by, lead; reason; plausible reason; more generally: circumstancesin the BUDDH context secondary causes, conditions as opposed to primary causes yin1 因; skr. hetu
        [[[[***CONFORM
        • nabactcompliance
        • vtoN.adVin accordance with, on the basis of
        • vtoNkeep carefully in constant accordance with, comply with attentively; be concerned with, aim for
        [[[[***CRAWL
        • vtoNcrawl upwards with the aid of something to hold on to
        [[[[***FATE
        • nabmetaphysicalpredestined fortunate outcome; predestined life; predestined experience;
        [[[[***INVESTIGATE
        • vtoNtrace to its details and principles, investigate
        [[[[***RELY ON
        • vtoN.adVbased on; depending on
        • vtoNrely on as a guideline, depend on
        All these must be moved down to the yua2n reading with their examples!!!!!!!!!
    • 緣 yuán (OC: k-lon MC: jʷiɛn) 與專切 平 廣韻:【縁由又羊絹切 】
      • edge of things>BORDER
          • CONFORM
            • nabactcompliance
            • vtoN.adVin accordance with, on the basis of
            • vtoNkeep carefully in constant accordance with, comply with attentively; be concerned with, aim for
            • related action>SURROUND
              • direction>FOLLOW
                  • upwards>CLIMB
                      • display>ACROBATICS
                        • vtoNclimb up (a pole 緣橦)
                      • generalised>ASCEND
                        • vtoNclimb (a tree) 緣木
                      • specific>CRAWL
                        • vtoNcrawl upwards with the aid of something to hold on to
                    • causative> cause to follow, drag>PULL
                      • and depend>RELY ON
                        • vtoN.adVbased on; depending on
                        • vtoNrely on as a guideline, depend on
                        • BECAUSE
                          • vt(oN.)adVbecause of this
                          • vtoN.adVbecause of N, on the occasion of N; conditioned by N,
                          • vtoNbe beause of N
                          • vtoS.adVbecause of/ conditioned by S (therefore V)
                          • vtoSbecause 緣有x故
                          • vtoS1.postadS2because
                          • CAUSE
                            • nabmetaphysicalconcrete basis, something to go by, lead; reason; plausible reason; more generally: circumstancesin the BUDDH context secondary causes, conditions as opposed to primary causes yin1 因; skr. hetu
                            • related activity>INVESTIGATE
                              • vtoNtrace to its details and principles, investigate
                            • unknown>COINCIDENCE
                              • preordained>FATE
                                • nabmetaphysicalpredestined fortunate outcome; predestined life; predestined experience;