Taxonomy of meanings for 流:

  • liú (OC: ru MC: liu) 力求切 平 廣韻:【演也求也覃也放也説文曰水行也 】
  • liú (OC: ru MC: liu) 力求切 平 廣韻:【古文流 】
    • FLOW
      • nabfigurativeflow (生死流 the flow of life and death); outflow (> delusions, impurities)
      • nmcontinuous stream of water
      • vadNflowing; emitting water
      • vadNfigurativeflowing > current, popular; mellifluous
      • viactinsist on flowing!!!
      • vichangebecome liquid
      • vifigurativeflow > circulate; also: be popular
      • viprocessflow
      • vtoNcausativecause to flow, shed (e.g. tears)
      • vtoNfigurativeflow into > move to > spread to, get transmitted to, become popular in
      • vtoNobject=directionflow in (a direction); flow over a surface
      • vt+prep+Nflow out towards
      • vtoNfigurativeflow through
      • causative>POUR
          • tool: spout> VESSEL PART
        • subject>LIQUID
            • specifically>WATER
              • nabeventflowing water
              • moving>RIVER
                • nbrook, rivulet
                • nriver bed
        • inchoative>MELT
          • vichangemelt
          • general>CHANGE
            • vi-Vchange (so as to become something else) 流為
            • vadNcontinuously changing
            • into parts>DIVIDE
                • GROUP
                  • npluralkind/type of persons
                  • npost-Nkind of persons
              • FACTION
                • ncollective(scholarly) faction
              • gradual>DEVELOPMENT
                • place>MOVE
                  • nabactdrifting down the river
                  • viactmigrate in an unregulated manner
                  • viprocessmove along
              • action>TRAVEL
                • vadNnon-sedentary, travelling
              • causative: spread>DISTRIBUTE
                • vtoNspread, distribute, disburse
                • vtoNmiddle voicebe distributed
              • causative, interactive>EXCHANGE
                • vi(of goods) circulate, be circulated; be exchanged
            • FLOAT
              • vadNfloating, billowing
              • vadNfigurativefloating, passing along
              • vtoNcause to float along (one's glance etc)
              • viactcontinuative: float along
              • without orientation>CONFUSED
                • vibe aimless, drifting along; rove about
            • action>SWIM
              • vadNN=nonrefswimming
              • viactswim
              • causative>SEND DOWN
                • vtoNshed (tears)
            • figurative: inherited>TRANSMIT
              • vadNfigurativedescended; inherited
            • causative: inundate>ATTACK
              • vtoNflood out by way of military attack