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CAVERNOUSYAWNINGGAPINGHUGEEXTENSIVEBOTTOMLESSFATHOMLESSUNFATHOMABLEIN DEPTHDOWNWARDINWARDIN VERTICAL EXTENT
Antonymy

SHALLOWSUPERFICIAL

See also

PROFOUND

Kind Of

SIZE

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The dominant current general word for anything deep in any sense is shēn 深 (ant. qiǎn 淺 "shallow"). Depth is shèn 深.

2. Yuān 淵 is a poetic word for depth, and the meaning derives from the ordinary reference of the word to a deep pool or even an abyss.

Modern Chinese Criteria

深深

深刻

深厚

深切

深沉

沉沉

沉穩

淵深

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

BUCK 1988 A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages 12.67

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vadN : 23
  • vi : 12
  • vadV : 5
  • NPab{nab1ant.nab2} : 4
  • vtoN : 3
  • VPadV : 2
  • nab : 2
  • VPi : 2
  • v[adN] : 1
  • vt+prep+N : 1
  • vi : 1
  • npost-N : 1
  • vi.red : 1
  • VP[adN] : 1
  • VPadN : 1
  • vi.red:adN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 7
  • 禮記 : 5
  • 莊子 : 5
  • 韓詩外傳 : 5
  • 毛詩 : 4
  • 荀子 : 3
  • 春秋左傳 : 3
  • 論衡 : 3
  • 管子 : 3
  • 孟子 : 3
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 2
  • 說苑 : 2
  • 法言 : 2
  • 祖堂集 : 2
  • 晏子春秋 : 1
  • 陸機集十一卷 : 1
  • 論語 : 1
  • 列子 : 1
  • 呂氏春秋 : 1
  • 孝經 : 1
  • 臨濟錄 : 1
  • 戰國策 : 1
  • 淮南子 : 1
  • 妙法蓮華經 : 1
  • 新論-漢-桓譚 : 1
  • 六祖壇經 : 1

Words

深 / 深   shèn OC: qhljums MC: ɕim shēn OC: qhljum MC: ɕim 40 Attributions

The dominant current general word for anything deep in any sense is shēn 深 (ant. qiǎn 淺"shallow"). The dominant current general word for anything deep in any sense is shēn 深 (ant. qiǎn 淺"shallow").

  • viphysicalbe deep
  • vadVliteral: deeply (MENG: of ploughing); deeply (hide); deeply (understand), 
  • vichangebecome deeper
  • vadNdeep; deep and spacious; deep and remote 深山
  • vi.red:adNdeep, very deep
  • vtoNcausativedeepen; give greater depth (of defenses?) to make higher (!!)
  • nabfeatureliterally: depth
  • vadNfigurativeunfathomable; endless (mountains etc)
  • v[adN]deep abyss
  • viderivedbe preoccupied with deep other things
  • npost-Ndeepest point of N
  • vt+prep+Ngradedbe deeper than N
   yuān OC: qʷiin MC: ʔen 8 Attributions

Yuān 淵 is a poetic word for depth, and the meaning derives from the ordinary reference of the word to a deep pool or even an abyss.

  • vadNdeep
  • vi.redbe very deep
  • vifigurative(poetic) abysmally deep, profound
不測   bù cè OC: pɯʔ skhrɯɡ MC: pi̯ut ʈʂhɨk 4 Attributions
  • VP[adN]passivewhat is not fathomed> what is unfathomable
  • VPadNfigurativeunfathomable
  • VPifigurativebe ubfathomable
淺深   qiǎn shēn OC: tshenʔ qhljum MC: tshiɛn ɕim 3 Attributions
  • NPab{nab1ant.nab2}featuredepth or otherwise, relative depth (of guilt)
  • NPab{nab1ant.nab2}featurerelative physical depth
  • VPadVdeeply
深淺   shēn qiǎn OC: qhljum tshenʔ MC: ɕim tshiɛn 2 Attributions
  • NPab{nab1ant.nab2}conceptdepth
   cuǐ OC: skhluulʔ MC: tshuo̝i 1 Attribution
  • vadNdeep
   yǎo OC: qeewʔ MC: ʔeu 1 Attribution
  • vifigurativedeep; profound
   gāo OC: koow MC: kɑu 1 Attribution
  • nabconceptdepth
深湛   shēn zhàn OC: qhljum ɡrluumʔ MC: ɕim ɖɣɛm 1 Attribution
  • VPadVdeeply, in the depth ??
   chén OC: ɡrlum MC: ɖim 0 Attributions
  • vibe deep
   zhàn OC: ɡrluumʔ MC: ɖɣɛm 0 Attributions
  • viprofound; deep (CC)
   kǒng OC: khooŋʔ MC: khuŋ 0 Attributions
  • vadNdeep

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: