Taxonomy of meanings for 賊:

  • 賊 zéi (OC: sɡɯɯɡ MC: dzək) 昨則切 入 廣韻:【盜也説文作賊則也昨則切七 】
    • DESTROY
      • ntpost-Ndestroyer (with genitivus objectivus), villain against 國之賊也
      • vtoNruin, damage irrecoverably; pervert and ruin; inflict serious harm on
      • vtoNreflexive.自seriously impair (oneself)
      • vtadNN=objdamaged N; crippled N
      • partly>DAMAGE
        • nabactthat which damages something irrecoverably; villainy
        • vtoNdamage and ruin, harm; try to harm viciously; do villainous harm to
        • vt+prep+Ndo serious damage to
        • abstract: by fraud>CHEAT
            • specifically>STEAL
              • vtoNsteal
              • vtoNsteal things from
              • exocentric: agent>THIEF
                • n{PRED}be a thief
          • resultative>DISASTER
            • nman-made calamity ?????
          • action: specific>MURDER
            • nagenthired murderer; person who was hired as murderer
            • nabactmurderous attack against a person
            • vtoNmurder as hired murderer; kill secretly; to launch an indirect murderous attack against
            • feature>CRUEL
                • exocentric>VILLAIN
                  • n.redvocativevillain, villain!; thief, thief!
                  • nbandit; villain, thief, thug, malefactor; bandit; guilty person, culprit
                  • nvocative(you) villain, thief!
                  • nabactvillainy; chicanery
                  • vadNgiven to villainy
                  • viactbe villainous, commit acts of villainy
                  • nnonreferentialgeneric: the bandit, thief
                  • npostNN's malefactor, the one who does N harm
                  • nadVreference=objectscope object: like thief
                  • vtoNputativeto deem N a malefactor
                  • vtoNbe considered a malefactor
                • morally>WICKED
                    • declarative>SLANDER
                      • skillfully>CRAFTY
                        • politically>ENEMY
                          • npost-Nenemy; mortal enemy; malefactor
                          • ntfigurativeforce destructive of, "mortal enemy of"
              • late: grammaticalised>INTENSELY