BRANCH  樹枝

PART of TREE that GROWS on the TRUNK.
BOUGHLIMBOFFSHOOT
Taxonoymy

SPROUTTWIG

Kind Of

N/A

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The standard word for any kind of branch, large or small, is zhī 枝 (ant. gàn 幹 "trunk"), a word etymologically related to zhī 肢 "limb".

2. Méi 枚 and kē 柯 refer to non-main branches on a tree.

3. Tiáo 條 refers to a small twig.

Modern Chinese Criteria

分枝

樹枝

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 8.55

DOEDERLEIN 1840 Lateinische Synonyme und Etymologien

BRANCH

ramus refers to the branches or boughs of a tree in general, and in particular the living green boughs.

ramalium refers to the withered dry bough.

virga is the general word for a twig.

sucrulus refers to offshoots.

sarmentum refers to a useless twig to be thrown away.

stolo refers to a twig insofar as it is in one's way or might cause injury.

WANG FENGYANG 1993 古辭辨 Gu ci bian 80

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 34
  • NP : 5
  • NP-P.adV : 1
  • vtoN : 1
  • nadN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 毛詩 : 7
  • 韓非子 : 7
  • 禮記 : 4
  • 楚辭 : 4
  • 春秋左傳 : 3
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 2
  • 陸機集十一卷 : 2
  • 百喻經 : 2
  • 淮南子 : 2
  • 韓詩外傳 : 2
  • 祖堂集 : 2
  • 天中記 : 1
  • 說苑 : 1
  • 管子 : 1
  • 莊子 : 1
  • 孟子 : 1

Words

   zhī OC: kje MC: tɕiɛ 17 Attributions

The standard word for any kind of branch, large or small, is zhī 枝 (ant. gàn 幹 "trunk"), a word etymologically related to zhī 肢 "limb".

  • n.redpluralall the branches
  • nbranch of a tree; branches and twigs
  • nfigurativeoffshoot; secondary element
  • nadNfigurativeoffshoot, distantly related; subsidiary
  • vigrow branches
   tiáo OC: ɡ-lɯɯw MC: deu 10 Attributions

Tiáo 條 refers to a small twig.

  • ntwig; long twig
  • vtoNto branch; pull down branches in order to cut down the leaves (of a mulberry tree)
   méi OC: mɯɯl MC: muo̝i 6 Attributions

Méi 枚 and kē 柯 refer to non-main branches on a tree.

  • nsmall branch growing immediately on the main trunk; minor branch
木枝   mù zhī OC: mooɡ kje MC: muk tɕiɛ 3 Attributions
  • NPpluraltree branches
   kē OC: klaal MC: kɑ 2 Attributions

Méi 枚 and kē 柯 refer to non-main branches on a tree.

  • nsmall branch larger than a twig but smaller than a main branch (about the size useful for making an axe-handle...)
   yì OC: lids MC: ji 1 Attribution
  • nbranch that has sprouted; shoots
枝柯   zhī kē OC: kje klaal MC: tɕiɛ kɑ 1 Attribution
  • NPbranch
垂條   chuí tiáo MC: dzywe dew OC: djol ɡ-lɯɯw 1 Attribution
  • NP-P.adVabstractlike hanging twigs
樹枝   shù zhī MC: dzyuH tsye OC: djos kje 1 Attribution
  • NPbranch of a tree
   gé OC: kraaɡ MC: kɣɛk 0 Attributions
  • nbranch
枝條   zhī tiáo OC: kje ɡ-lɯɯw MC: tɕiɛ deu 0 Attributions
  • NPpluralbranches and twigs
    MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
  • NP-P.adVabstractlike hanging branches

Existing SW for

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