Taxonomy of meanings for 木:

  • mù (OC: mooɡ MC: muk) 莫卜切 入 廣韻:【樹木説文曰木冒也冒地而生東方之行又姓木華字玄虚作海賦莫卜切十二 】
    • TIMBER
      • nmpiece of timber, piece of wood
      • nabmetaphysicalthe element of wood (one of the five elements)
      • nmadNmade of timber 木雞
      • nmadNfigurativelike that of wood
      • synekdoche>TREE
        • n{PLACE}adVon trees
        • ntree; timber; (small) pieces of wood
        • nadVanalogylike a tree
        • nmadNmade of wood, wooden; timber-
      • synekdoche> MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
    • synekdoche>SHIP
      • nby synekdoche: ship
      • specifically: small and simple>RAFT
        • nby synekdoche: raft
      • synekdoche>COFFIN
        • nZUO: coffin Cf. the proverbial 就木 "enter the coffin"
      • physical feature: unadorned>SIMPLE
          • abstract>NAIVE
            • nadN
            • psychological>STUPID
              • nadNmentally inflexible, stupid