Taxonomy of meanings for 畏:

  • 畏 wèi (OC: quls MC: ʔʷɨi) 於胃切 去 廣韻:【畏懼 】
    • FEAR
      • nobjectobjects of fear, things one fears; fears
      • vibe in a state of fear; be under threat which would normally inspire fear; be in fearful trouble
      • vichangeget into fearful trouble
      • vt(oN)stand in fear and awe of the determinate person/thing; grow fearful of
      • vt+prep+Nbe frightened of; stand in fearful awe of
      • vt+V[0]be terrified to V; be afraid that one might V
      • vtoNno respectbe afraid of
      • vtoNcontinuousstand in fear of; fear, be very much afraid of and at the same time in awe of
      • vtoNpassivebe held in fear and awe
      • vtoNPab{S}to be terrified by the fact, that
      • vtoSstativefear that S
      • nabpsychfearfulness
      • vt+V[0]passivefear to be V-ed
      • vtoNfear (something non-human without standing in awe of it, like death)
      • vt[oN]be fearful of others
      • feature: frightening, dangerous>DANGER
        • abstract>WORRY
          • and thus>AVOID
            • causative>FRIGHTEN
              • vi+HU1intensitivebe designed to strike fear into people; be awe-inspiring
              • vtoNcausativecause to fear> overawe, strike respectful fear into;
            • while acknowleding authority>RESPECT
              • vadVwith respectful fear
              • vibe awe-struck; stand in awe
              • vt[oN]stand in awe of those in authority
              • vt+prep+Nfeel respect for
              • vtoNpassivebe respected, be held in awe
              • vtoNputativeHS, Dongfang Shuo: admire as outstanding, stand in awe of
              • vtoNstative[cognate with wēi 威 "authority"] fear and revere; stand in awe of 畏天之威
              • vt(oN)stand in awe of a person
              • nabpsychrespect, respect mixed with fear
            • and thus> RESENT
              • for having what one does not have>ENVY
            • in war>DIE
            • 畏 wei1《集韻》烏回切,平灰影。微部。
            • 畏 wei3 《集韻》羽鬼切,上尾云。
              • =崴