DESCEND  

WALK OR MOVE DOWNWARDS.
GO DOWNCOME DOWNDROPFALLSINKDIVEPLUMMETPLUNGENOSEDIVECLIMB DOWNGO DOWNCOME DOWN
Antonymy

ASCENDRISE

See also

FALLFALL

Kind Of

WALK

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current word for descending is jiàng 降 (ant. shēng 升 "ascend", dēng 登 "ascend").

2. Xià 下 (ant. shàng 上 "ascend") sometimes refers colourlessly to something moving downwards.

Modern Chinese Criteria

下來

下降

下去

從天而降

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

FRANKE 1989 Bibliographisches Handbuch zur Sprachinhaltsforschung. Teil II. Systematischer Teil. B. Ordnung nach Sinnbezirken (mit einem alphabetischen Begriffsschluessel): Der Mensch und seine Welt im Spiegel der Sprachforschung 13B

ABSITZEN(ABSTEIGEN)

ROBERTS 1998 Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography 73

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vtoN : 31
  • vt(oN) : 16
  • vi : 15
  • vt+prep+N : 4
  • VPi : 2
  • vtoN : 1
  • VPtoN : 1
  • vt(oN.)-V : 1
  • VPt0oN1.postN2 : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 17
  • 說苑 : 10
  • 禮記 : 6
  • 呂氏春秋 : 6
  • 論語 : 5
  • 管子 : 3
  • 賢愚經 : 3
  • 孟子 : 3
  • 韓非子 : 3
  • 論衡 : 2
  • 臨濟錄 : 2
  • 史記 : 2
  • 韓詩外傳 : 2
  • 祖堂集 : 2
  • 荀子 : 1
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 1
  • 春秋穀梁傳 : 1
  • 毛詩 : 1
  • 楚辭 : 1
  • 文子 : 1

Words

   xià OC: ɢraas MC: ɦɣɛ 39 Attributions

Xià 下 (ant. shàng 上 "ascend") sometimes refers colourlessly to something moving downwards.

  • vifigurativego down (figuratively)
  • viprocessgo down
  • vt(oN.)-Vgo down to the contextually determinate place to V
  • vt(oN)go down, get down (from a contextually determinate place); dismount from a carriage
  • vtoNdescend from
  • vtoNcausativelet somebody or something descend, cause something to come down; cause someone to dismount
  • vtoNN=aimdescend into
   jiàng OC: kruums MC: kɣɔŋ 28 Attributions

The current word for descending is jiàng 降 (ant. shēng 升 "ascend", dēng 登 "ascend").

  • vadNdescending
  • viactdescend, go down
  • viprocessgo down
  • vt+prep+Ndescend on, alight on (a tree etc)
  • vt+prep+Nfigurativedescend from> be issued from, issue from a higher position
  • vtoNcausativecause to descend
  • vtoNcausativecause to go down> lower (one's aspirations etc)
  • vtoNextentdescend>decline by the extent N
  • vtoNN=extentdescend (e. g. by such and such a number of steps
  • vtoNobject=goaldescend to (a place)
  • vtoNobject=sourceget down from, go down from
下降   xià jiàng OC: ɢraaʔ kruums MC: ɦɣɛ kɣɔŋ 2 Attributions
  • VPiprocessdescend (from Heaven)
下至   xià zhì OC: ɢraas kljiɡs MC: ɦɣɛ tɕi 1 Attribution
  • VPt0oN1.postN2figurativedescend and reach > down until, reaching to, until
   duò MC: dwaX OC: ɡ-loolʔ 1 Attribution
  • vtoNdescend from N
下抵   xià dǐ MC: haeX tejX OC: ɢraaʔ tiilʔ 1 Attribution
  • VPtoNdescend from
   tuí OC: ɡ-luul MC: duo̝i 0 Attributions
  • vichangego down; decend; decline (the sun)
下向   xià xiàng OC: ɢraaʔ qhaŋs MC: ɦɣɛ hi̯ɐŋ 0 Attributions
  • VPtoNresultativemove down so as to approach> move down towards

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: