CROSSROADS  岐路

PLACE WHERE TWO OR MORE WAYS are LINKED.
Kind Of

PLACE

Old Chinese Criteria

1. Qú 衢 refers generally to an intersection of roads, either in a city or in the countryside, from which one can move in four or more directions, once in CC even nine directions.

2. Chōng 衝 refers to such an intersection especially as a centre of communications.

3. Jiē 街 is sometimes used to refer to a cross-road within a city.

ERYA 一達謂之道路;二達謂之歧旁;三達謂之劇旁;四達謂之衢;五達謂之康;六達謂之莊;七達謂之劇驂;八達謂之崇期;九達謂之逵。 is a wonderful example of rationalisation in lexicography.

Modern Chinese Criteria

路口

街口

街頭

十字路口

十字街頭

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

WANG LI 2000 王力古漢語字典 1203

衢,衝

ROBERTS 1998 Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography 686

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 9
  • NP : 3

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 5
  • 臨濟錄 : 3
  • 呂氏春秋 : 1
  • 管子 : 1
  • 毛詩 : 1
  • 韓非子 : 1

Words

   qú OC: ɡʷa MC: gi̯o 4 Attributions

Qú 衢 refers generally to an intersection of roads, either in a city or in the countryside, from which one can move in four or more directions, once in CC even nine directions.

  • nroad; cross-roads
   kuí OC: ɡʷrɯw MC: gi 4 Attributions
  • ncross-road; place where many roads meet cf. Paris, "Etoile".
   jiā OC: kree MC: kɣɛ 1 Attribution

Jiē 街 is sometimes used to refer to a cross-road within a city.

  • ncross-road in city, intersection of streets
街頭   jiē tóu OC: kree doo MC: kɣɛi du 1 Attribution
  • NPintersection
逵路   kuí lù OC: ɡʷrɯw ɡ-raaɡs MC: gi luo̝ 1 Attribution
  • NPcross-road
十字街   shí zì jiē OC: ɡjub sɡlɯs kree MC: dʑip dzɨ kɣɛi 1 Attribution
  • NPcross-road with the form of a 十
   chōng OC: thjoŋ MC: tɕhi̯oŋ 0 Attributions

Chōng 衝 refers to such an intersection especially as a centre of communications.

  • ncross-road
   kuí OC: ɡʷru MC: gi 0 Attributions
  • ncross-road; intersection
通口   tōng kǒu OC: kh-looŋ khooʔ MC: thuŋ khu 0 Attributions
  • NPa crossroads

Existing SW for

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