Taxonomy of meanings for 理:

  • lǐ (OC: ɡ-rɯʔ MC: lɨ) 良士切 上 廣韻:【料理義理又正也文也説文曰治玉也亦姓臯陶爲大理因官氏焉殷有理徴 】
    • PATTERN
      • nabfeaturepattern, features
      • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
      • causative: polish and sculpt>EMBELLISH
        • vtoNwork (jade etc); mulanshi: arrange (a woman's hairdo) properly
        • abstract: devote oneself to>CULTIVATE
          • vtoNto cultivate and sort out properly, to practise systematically (a certain Way)
          • vtoNpassivebe properly sorted out and cultivated
          • act in a principled way>WORK
            • viactdo one's assigned work
            • intellectual, perfective>UNDERSTAND
              • vtoNunderstand (in a principled way)
              • vtoNpassivebe systematically understood
              理音樂
          • causative>EXPLAIN
            • vtoNsort out intellectually, reduce to its principles, explain in a principled manner
            • vtt(oN1.)+N2explain the contextually determinate N1 to N2
          • conative: be concerned about, consider>THINK
            • vtoNtake into serious consideration, be mainly concerned
            • nabpsychprincipled thought
            置之不理
        • causative: cause to be patterned>ARRANGE
            • causative: cause others to work in a principled way>GOVERN
              • nabstativegood political order
              • vibe well governed
              • vtoNgovern
              • vtoNfigurativesort out properly, take care of; deal with; work on
              • vtoNpassivebe governed
              • vtoNreflexive.自govern (oneself) properly
              • vtoNderivedpassive: be properly sorted out
              • stative: well-governed>PEACEFUL
                  天下理
                • through change>CORRECT
                  • viregular; according to the correct pattern
          • geographical>BOUNDARY
            • ndivision between fields (SHI)
            • vtoNcausativedivide up into sections; make boundaries
          • physiological>VEINS
            • nveins, "meridians"
        • feature: natural feature>NATURE
            天理
            • abstract>PRINCIPLE
              • nab.adVby reason, according to all principles, in the nature of things
              • nabmetaphysicalpattern of things, natural principle; Principle; reasonable principle, reason
              • nabmetaphysicalproper principle, reasonable principle
              • nabopinionprinciple (upheld by someone)
              • vibe in accordance with natural principles
              • vtoNcausativecause to be patterned and orderly
              • nab(.post-N)the principles of things
              • nadVin accordance with principled thought; on the basis of principled reflection
              • nabpsychologicalprincipled thought; systematic basic reflection
              • cosmological>LAW OF NATURE
                • nabmetaphysicallaw of nature
                • metaphysical>COSMIC FORCE
                  • nabmetaphysicaloccasionally: dominant cosmic force
              • abstract>TRUTH
                • nab.adVby reason, according to all principles, in the nature of things
                • nabmetaphysicalpattern of things, natural principle; Principle; reasonable principle, reason
                • nabmetaphysicalproper principle, reasonable principle
                • nabopinionprinciple (upheld by someone)
                • vibe in accordance with natural principles
                • vtoNcausativecause to be patterned and orderly
                • nab(.post-N)the principles of things
                • nadVin accordance with principled thought; on the basis of principled reflection
                • nabpsychologicalprincipled thought; systematic basic reflection
              • legal>LAW
                  • agent: legal administrator>JUDGE
                    • v[adN]judge, senior legal official; public prosecutor
              • moral>JUSTICE
                • nabmoraljustice???
              • cultural>SYSTEM
                • causative>REPAIR
                  • vtoNrepair, get into proper shape