Taxonomy of meanings for 清:

  • qīng (OC: tsheŋ MC: tsʰiɛŋ) 七情切 平 廣韻:【山海經曰太畤之山淸水出焉釋名曰淸靑也去濁逺穢色如靑也又靜也澄也潔也七情切二 】
    • PURE
      • nsubjectsomething pure
      • nabfeaturetranslucency
      • nabactbe pure of mind
      • nabstativepurity of tones
      • v[adN]those who are morally pure
      • vadNpure (tones) (often figurative)
      • vibe translucent and physically pure, without admixtures
      • vichangebecome clear and translucent
      • vifigurativebe morally pure, be pure
      • vichangebecome unsoiled (by contact with the world)
      • vtoNcausativepurify (oneself)
      • vadNfigurativemorally pure, pure in character; ethereal
      • vifigurativebe aesthetically exquisite and undiluted
      • music>TONE
        • nthe upper (six) notes
      • CLEAN
        • vadNclean and unsullied; clear
        • vibe clean; be clear
        • vichangebecome clear and neat
        • vtoNcausativeclean impeccably clean
        • vtoNcausativeclean out; remove "dirty elements" so as to make things figuratively clean 清君側 "clean out the environment of the ruler"
        • vtoNreflexive.躬purify (oneself)
        • optical>SHINE
          • vadNtranslucent, shining
          • feature>BRIGHT
            • vibe bright
        • moral>HONEST
          • vihonest, of clean conduct, impeccable
          • of government etc>GOOD
            • nabactmoral purity in action
            • v[adN]the impeccable, the morally pure, the immaculate
            • vadNimpeccable, immaculate, morally pure
            • vibe impeccable, morally pure
            • vt+prep+Nrelationalbe impeccable with respect to
        • intellectual>CLEAR
          • viderivedbe uncompromising, be unambiguous
    • temperature>COLD
      • nabstativestate of chilliness, chill; fresh coolness
      • vifresh and cool
      • =圊 euphemism>TOILET
        • nSHIMING: euphemistic term for an enclosure for pigs above which there is a toilet (the name deriving from this being an unclean stinking place)