BETWEEN  中間

RELATION of one PLACE to TWO PLACES IN EXACTLY CONTRARY DIRECTIONS, OR the PLACE that has THESE RELATIONS.
IN THE SPACE SEPARATINGIN THE MIDDLE OFWITH ONE ON EITHER SIDEAMIDAMIDST
See also

INSIDEMIDDLE

Kind Of

PLACE

Old Chinese Criteria

[BASIC/MARGINAL]

[ELEVATED/FAMILIAR]

1. The standard (semi-grammaticalised) word is jiān 間 which refers to anything interposed between two things.

[BASIC]

2. Jì 際 is a dignified term for the area in space or time where different things meet.

[ELEVATED]

3. Zhōng 中 which regularly means "in the middle of" can occasionally come to be used in place of jiān 間 "between".

[MARGINAL]

Modern Chinese Criteria

之間

中間

當間

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

Old Chinese Contrasts

LEIBNIZ 6.4 P. 36: I n t e r duo est, per quod ab uno ad aliud simplicissimo processu vel naturali ordine transitur, vel reapse, vel cogitatione saltem.

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • npost.N1+N2 : 8
  • npost-N : 7
  • ntt : 4
  • npost-.N1 N2 : 1
  • vadV : 1
  • vt+prep+N : 1
  • NPab : 1
  • vtt+prep+.N1+N2 : 1
  • NPpost-N : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 6
  • 韓非子 : 5
  • 荀子 : 2
  • 臨濟錄 : 2
  • 孟子 : 2
  • 論語 : 1
  • 論衡 : 1
  • 鹽鐵論 : 1
  • 莊子 : 1
  • 淮南子 : 1
  • 老子 : 1
  • 祖堂集 : 1
  • 楚辭 : 1

Words

   jiān OC: kreen MC: kɣɛn 16 Attributions

The standard (semi-grammaticalised) word is jiān 間 which refers to anything interposed between two things.

  • n(post-N)what is between the N
  • npost-Nplaceinterstice, opening; place between transferred: opportunity;
  • npost-Ntimebetween
  • npost.N1+N2placethe space between
  • vtoNbe between, come in between
  • vtt+prep+.N1+N2to lie between N1 and N2; to be wedged between N1 and N2
   jì OC: skeds MC: tsiɛi 4 Attributions

Jì 際 is a dignified term for the area in space or time where different things meet.

  • nttinterface, the point where two spheres or eras meet 天地之際
   jiè OC: kreeds MC: kɣɛi 2 Attributions
  • vadVbeing placed between two things ZUO 介居大國之間
  • vt+prep+Nbe wedged between
中間   zhōng jiān OC: krluŋ kreen MC: ʈuŋ kɣɛn 2 Attributions
  • NPabtemporalperiod inbetween > period
  • NPpost-Nbetween
   jiān MC: kean OC: kreen 1 Attribution
  • npost-.N1 N2= 間; between N1 and N2
   zhōng OC: krluŋ MC: ʈuŋ 0 Attributions
  • nwhat is between
   gé OC: kreeɡ MC: kɣɛk 0 Attributions
  • vtoNbe between

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: