CORNER  角落

PLACE where EDGES OR SIDES of something MEET.
BENDCURVECROOKDOG-LEGTURNTURNINGJOGJUNCTIONFORKINTERSECTIONHAIRPIN TURN
Kind Of

PLACE

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current general word for a corner in anything is yú 隅, but the word very often refers specifically to corners in buildings or man-made structures of any kind. The word often refers to the corner of the wall, usually raised above the level of the wall and with building on it. [SUN 1991: 196]

2. Zōu 陬 primarily refers to corners that are naturally produced, but by extension also to man-made corners.

Modern Chinese Criteria

角落

旮旯兒 (coll)

背旮旯兒 (coll)

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 12.76

CHI CHANGHAI 1991 《說文段注》“渾言”“析言”在漢語詞義研究中的意義 "Shuowen Duan zhu" "hun yan" "xi yan" zai Hanyu ci yi yanjiu zhong de yiyi 杭州大學學報 Hangzhou daxue xuebao 165

WANG FENGYANG 1993 古辭辨 Gu ci bian 35

WANG LI 2000 王力古漢語字典 1589

陬,隅

WANG LI 2000 王力古漢語字典 1595

隩,隈

WANG LI 2000 王力古漢語字典 846

稜,柧

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 3
  • nab.post-V{NUM} : 1
  • NPadV : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 2
  • 論語 : 1
  • 呂氏春秋 : 1
  • 史記 : 1

Words

   yú OC: ŋo MC: ŋi̯o 3 Attributions

The current general word for a corner in anything is yú 隅, but the word very often refers specifically to corners in buildings or man-made structures of any kind. The word often refers to the corner of the wall, usually raised above the level of the wall and with building on it. [SUN 1991: 196]

  • n{PLACE}adVin the corner, in a corner 隅坐"sit in a corner"
  • ncornerstone; SHI: corner (of a house); SHU: little corner (of the sea); corner of a wall;
  • nab.post-V{NUM}figurative(MOVE TO FEATURE) aspect of a larger whole
  • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
陬 / 陬   jū OC: sko MC: tsi̯o zōu OC: skoo MC: tsu 1 Attribution

Zōu 陬 primarily refers to corners that are naturally produced, but by extension also to man-made corners. Zōu 陬 primarily refers to corners that are naturally produced, but by extension also to man-made corners.

  • nGUAN, diyuan: nook in the mountains; ZGC: corner (of the city wall); Zhang Heng, nandufu: mystical region (of the various fairies); > remote region, spot
陬隅   zōu yú OC: skoo ŋo MC: tsu ŋi̯o 1 Attribution
  • NPadVin the corner
   gū OC: kʷaa MC: kuo̝ 0 Attributions
  • ncorner??????
   léng OC: b-rɯɯŋ MC: ləŋ 0 Attributions
  • nBAN GU, 西都賦???
   jiǎo OC: krooɡ MC: kɣɔk 0 Attributions
  • ncorner
  • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
   wēi OC: quul MC: ʔuo̝i 0 Attributions
  • nbend or corner in waterway
   ào OC: quuɡs MC: ʔɑu 0 Attributions
  • nbend or corner in a waterway

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: