Taxonomy of meanings for 忽:

  • 忽 hū (OC: hmɯɯd MC: huot) 呼骨切 入 廣韻:【倐忽又滅也忘也輕也又十蠶爲一忽十忽爲一絲呼骨切十七 】
    • NEGLECT
      • vi.rednot paying proper attention > be spaced out, be mentally absent
      • vt+prep+Npay no proper attention to 忽於
      • vtoNpassivebe neglected 可忽
      • vtoNreflexive.自be negligent in the care of oneself
      • so small that it can be neglected, smallest unit in size>SMALL
        • change: disappear completely>DISAPPEAR
          • putative: not take seriously>DESPISE
            • neglecting the facts, hence>CONFUSED
              • vichangeget confused
              • objective>VAGUE
                • abstract>CHAOS
                    • COINCIDENCE
                      • padV.postN{SUBJ}as it happened
                      • vadSby coincidence (probably there are many places where one mechanically translates this word as "suddenly" where "as it happened" and the like are preferable.)
                      • grammaticalisation: if by any chance>IF
                        • padS1.adS2Tang: if, in case, assuming
                      • grammaticalised>SUDDENLY
                        • vadVmomentarily, fleetingly; suddenly
                        • vicome on fast, be sudden