BLINK  

LOOK so as to SHUT AND OPEN one's EYES, OFTEN INVOLUNTARILY.
FLUTTERFLICKERWINKBAT
Antonym

STARE

Hypernym

LOOK -> TRY -> ACT -> MOVE -> CHANGE -> EVENT -> REALITY -> EXIST -> BE IN -> RELATION -> FEATURE -> OBJECT -> PRIME -> N/A

See also

MOMENTMOMENT

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current word is shùn 瞬, and even that word is rarely used in ancient literature. The blinking of the eye was not a favourite subject for discourse in our sources.

Modern Chinese Criteria

眨 zhǎ is a colloquial word for blinking.

眨眼 is the current modern word for blinking.

巴眨 is a colloquial modern word for blinking.

睒 (obs) is an ancient word for blinking.

眨巴

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

  • 古漢語常用詞同義詞詞典 ( HONG CHENGYU 2009) p. 311

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vi : 2
  • VPadV : 1
  • vtoN : 1
  • VPt+prep+N : 1

Attributions by text

  • 莊子 : 2
  • 祖堂集 : 2
  • 賢愚經 : 1

Words

   xuàn OC: qhʷiins MC: hen 2 Attributions
  • viactblink
  • viactsubject non-human: blink
   zhǎ OC: sproob MC: ʈʂɣɛp 1 Attribution
  • viactrare, but in SHUOWEN XINFU: blinkOccurs in 說文新附 which shows that it is a new term.
  • vtoNblink (the eye)
眨眼   zhǎ yǎn OC: sproob ŋɡrɯɯnʔ MC: ʈʂɣɛp ŋɣɛn 1 Attribution
  • VPt+prep+Nblink at
眴若   shùn ruò MC: sywinH nyae OC: qhʷljins njaɡ 1 Attribution
  • VPadVwith a blink
瞬 / 瞬   shùn OC: qhljuns MC: ɕʷin shùn OC: qjuns MC: ɕʷin 0 Attributions

The current word is shùn 瞬, and even that word is rarely used in ancient literature. The blinking of the eye was not a favourite subject for discourse in our sources. The current word is shùn 瞬, and even that word is rarely used in ancient literature. The blinking of the eye was not a favourite subject for discourse in our sources.

  • viactto wink, to blink

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: