ELEPHANT  大象

INTENSELY BIG BEAST which HAS IVORY TEETH AND A LONG TRUNK.
Kind Of

BEAST

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The standard word for the elephant is xiàng 象, and there are no common near-synonyms.

Modern Chinese Criteria

大象

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 3.77

FINSTERBUSCH 1966 Verzeichnis und Motivindex der Han-Darstellungen 228

Elefant, gefluegelt; als Reittier

FINSTERBUSCH 2000 Verzeichnis und Motivindex der Han-Darstellungen 737

Elefant; Elefant als Reittier:

A surprising number of depictions of Elephants are collected and described.

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 11
  • NP : 1

Attributions by text

  • 賢愚經 : 4
  • 韓非子 : 4
  • 春秋左傳 : 1
  • 孟子 : 1
  • 祖堂集 : 1
  • 楚辭 : 1

Words

   xiàng OC: sɢlaŋʔ MC: zi̯ɐŋ 11 Attributions

The standard word for the elephant is xiàng 象, and there are no common near-synonyms.

  • nelephant
大象   dà xiàng OC: daads sɢlaŋʔ MC: dɑi zi̯ɐŋ 1 Attribution
  • NPelephant

Existing SW for

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