BAMBOO  竹子

TREE in the form of GIANT GRASS, the STEMS of which CAN be USED AS STICKS.
Taxonoymy

BAMBOO SHOOT

Kind Of

TREE

Old Chinese Criteria

[GENERAL/SPECIFIC]

1. The standard general current word for bamboo is zhú 竹, and the word usually refers to bamboo that is alive and growing.

[GENERAL]

2. Gān 竿 refers to bamboo that has been cut off, and the word typically refers to a bamboo stick, not to young shoots.

[SPECIFIC]

3. Miè 篾 is a rare word which refers to thin bamboo skin that has been removed to be used to make baskets, hats etc.

[SPECIFIC]

4. Yún 筠 refers to the rind of bamboo which may be still on the bamboo or already removed and prepared for use in the making of baskets or hats. In post-Buddhist times this word can come to refer generally to bamboo.

[SPECIFIC]

5. Gān 簳 is a very rare word which refers to slender young bamboo, typically the kind used to make bamboo arrows.

[SPECIFIC]

6. Jiǎn 簡 refers to polished bamboo slips used in writing. See WRITING MATERIAL

[SPECIFIC]

7. Jiàn 箭 refers to a kind of bamboo which provides suitable matrial for arrow-making.

[SPECIFIC]

Modern Chinese Criteria

竹子

青士

毛竹

南竹

觀音竹

鳳凰竹

紫竹

黑竹

斑竹

湘妃竹

湘竹

箬竹

淡竹

鳳尾竹

苦竹

剛竹

慈竹

方竹

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

WU SANXING 2008 中國文化背景八千詞 Zhongguo wenhua beijing ba qian ci 347ff

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 11
  • nmadN : 5
  • nadN : 3

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 6
  • 禮記 : 5
  • 管子 : 2
  • 楚辭 : 2
  • 說苑 : 1
  • 論衡 : 1
  • 毛詩 : 1
  • 韓非子 : 1

Words

   zhú OC: tuɡ MC: ʈuk 7 Attributions

1. The standard general current word for bamboo is zhú 竹, and the word usually refers to bamboo that is alive and growing.

  • nbamboo
  • nmadNmade of bamboo
   bì OC: pid MC: pit 3 Attributions
  • nwicker, bamboo
  • nmadNmade of wicker, made of bamboo
   jiǎn OC: kreenʔ MC: kɣɛn 3 Attributions

6. Jiǎn 簡 refers to polished bamboo slips used in writing. See WRITING MATERIAL

  • nadNmade of bamboo, written on bamboo
竿   gān OC: kaan MC: kɑn 2 Attributions

2. Gān 竿 refers to bamboo that has been cut off, and the word typically refers to a bamboo stick, not to young shoots.

  • nbamboo slip (as writing material)
   jiàn OC: tsens MC: tsiɛn 2 Attributions

7. Jiàn 箭 refers to a kind of bamboo which provides suitable matrial for arrow-making.

  • ntype of bamboo (used for making arrows)
   tíng OC: deeŋ MC: deŋ 1 Attribution
  • nbamboo rods used for divination
   yún OC: ɢʷin MC: ɦʷin 1 Attribution

4. Yún 筠 refers to the rind of bamboo which may be still on the bamboo or already removed and prepared for use in the making of baskets or hats. In post-Buddhist times this word can come to refer generally to bamboo.

  • nrind of bamboo, bamboo husk
篠 / 篠   xiǎo OC: sqlɯɯwʔ MC: seu xiǎo OC: sqlɯɯwʔ MC: seu 0 Attributions
  • nsmall bamboo plants
   láng OC: ɡ-raaŋ MC: lɑŋ 0 Attributions
  • nbamboo shoot (YI)
   miè OC: meed MC: met 0 Attributions

3. Miè 篾 is a rare word which refers to thin bamboo skin that has been removed to be used to make baskets, hats etc.

  • nmadNmade of thin bamboo skin (SHU) [Actually only one example found][CA]
   dàng OC: ɡ-laaŋʔ MC: dɑŋ 0 Attributions
  • nlarge bamboo
   gǎn OC: kaanʔ MC: kɑn 0 Attributions

Gǎn 簳 is a very rare word which refers to slender young bamboo, typically the kind used to make bamboo arrows.

  • nslender variety of bamboo used for making arrows; arrow made of bamboo
   tuò OC: lʰaaɡ MC: thɑk 0 Attributions
  • npost-Han, XIE LINGYUN: bamboo rind

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: