DIG  

CUT INTO EARTH, TYPICALLY USING a SPADE, FOR PRODUCING A HOLE OR FOR TURNING THE EARTH.
EXCAVATEDIG OUTQUARRYHOLLOW OUTSCOOP OUTGOUGE OUTCUTBORETUNNELBURROWMINE
Kind Of

CUT

Old Chinese Criteria

HUANG

Modern Chinese Criteria

挖掘

開掘

發掘

開鑿

摳搜

剜 wān is used figuratively for cutting something out as if one were digging it out, and the word is marginal in the group.

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 8.22

T.W.HARBSMEIER 2004 A New Dictionary of Classical Greek Synonyms NO.152

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vtoN : 36
  • vadN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 10
  • 春秋左傳 : 5
  • 百喻經 : 3
  • 戰國策 : 3
  • 淮南子 : 3
  • 史記 : 3
  • 孟子 : 2
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 1
  • 說苑 : 1
  • 呂氏春秋 : 1
  • 論衡 : 1
  • 鹽鐵論 : 1
  • 莊子 : 1
  • 賢愚經 : 1
  • 毛詩 : 1

Words

掘 / 掘   jué OC: ɡlud MC: gi̯ut jué OC: ɡlod MC: gi̯ɐt 16 Attributions
  • vtoNdig out; dig the ground for (medicinal roots etc); dig (a pond etc)
  • vtoNobject=holedig (a hole, a well); dig out
  • vadNpassivedug out (as a hole in a wall to make a door)
  • vtoNobject=earthdig (the earth etc)
   záo OC: dzaawɡ MC: dzɑk 12 Attributions
  • vtoNdig (a hole in the ground, a cave etc)
   tiǎo OC: ɡ-leewʔ MC: deu 3 Attributions
  • vtoNfigurativedig out > poke out
   qiàn OC: tshams MC: tshiɛm 2 Attributions
  • vtoNdig into (mountains etc) (so as to create a moat-like passage through)
   què, quē OC: khod MC: khi̯ɐt 2 Attributions
  • vtoNdig a hole into
   kǎn OC: khoomʔ MC: khəm 1 Attribution
  • vtoNdig down an object into the ground
   záo zuò MC: dzak OC: dzaawɡ 1 Attribution
  • vtoNdredge (a river)
   kū OC: khluud MC: khuot 0 Attributions
  • vadNdug out> underground
    OC:  MC:  0 Attributions
  • vtoNdig up (a grave)
   wā OC: qʷriiɡ MC: ʔɣɛt 0 Attributions
  • vtoNModern Chinese: dig
   hú OC: ɡuud MC: ɦuot 0 Attributions
  • vtoNdig out (GUOYU)
   zhù OC: laʔ MC: ɖi̯ɤ 0 Attributions
  • vtoNdredge out, clean out [for 抒]
   wù OC: qʷlaas MC: ʔuo̝ 0 Attributions
  • vtoNdig out; excavate
   jùn OC: sqluns MC: sʷin 0 Attributions
  • vtoNdig out (a pool, a river); ladle out; make deeper
穿   chuān OC: khjon MC: tɕhiɛn 0 Attributions
  • vtoNdig (a well etc)
   zǐ OC: sklɯʔ MC: tsɨ 0 Attributions
  • vt[oN]earth up (plants)
    MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
  • vtoNdredge (a river)

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: