BLOW  

BREATHE so as to CAUSE the LUNGS TO BECOME EMPTY of AIR in order to PRODUCE a TENUOUS WIND.
EXHALEPUFFBREATHE OUTEMITEXPELDISCHARGEISSUE
Taxonoymy

WHISTLE

Antonymy

SUCK

Kind Of

BREATHE

Old Chinese Criteria

[GENERAL/SPECIFIC]

1. The standard word is chuī 吹 (opp. xī 吸 "breathe in") and this word can have human, animal as well natural subjects, and the word can also refer to the playing of wind instruments.

[GENERAL]

2. Fēng 風 can very occasionally be used verbally for the wind's "action" of blowing.

[SPECIFIC]

Modern Chinese Criteria

吹 is the current modern word for the act of blowing by a person.

刮 refers to the "act" of blowing by winds and the like.

刮風

起風

風起

拂面

撲面

拂拂 refers to the gentle blowing of the wind.

習習 refers to the gentle blowing of the wind.

清風徐來

惠風和暢

楊柳風輕

春風駘蕩

金風送爽

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 10.38

Mel'cuk 1984 Tolkovo-kombinatornyj slovar' sovremmenogo russkogo jazyka. Explanatory Combinatorial Dictionary of Modern Russian 189

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vtoN : 18
  • vi : 7
  • nab : 2
  • VPt(oN) : 1
  • VPtoN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 7
  • 莊子 : 5
  • 毛詩 : 4
  • 淮南子 : 3
  • 禮記 : 2
  • 管子 : 2
  • 六祖壇經 : 2
  • 百喻經 : 1
  • 臨濟錄 : 1
  • 韓詩外傳 : 1
  • 楚辭 : 1

Words

   chuī OC: khjol MC: tɕhiɛ 24 Attributions

The standard word is chuī 吹 (opp. xī 吸 "breathe in") and this word can have human, animal as well natural subjects, and the word can also refer to the playing of wind instruments. [GENERAL]

  • nabprocessblowing (of wind)
  • viactplay an instrument by blowing into it
  • vieventblow
  • viprocessbe blowing (wind)
  • vtoNblow, blow on, blow at; puff; play (a wind instrument); blow about
   fěng OC: plums MC: puŋ 3 Attributions

Fēng 風 can very occasionally be used verbally for the wind's "action" of blowing. [SPECIFIC]

  • viactblow (said of Heaven)
吹卻   chuī què OC: khjol khaɡ MC: tɕhiɛ khi̯ɐk 1 Attribution
  • VPtoNresultativeblow away
吹散   chuī sàn OC: khjol sqaans MC: tɕhiɛ sɑn 1 Attribution
  • VPt(oN)blow at so as to spread> blow apart
   háo OC: ɢluu MC: ɦɑu 0 Attributions
  • viprocessto blow

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: