CRAWL  爬行匍匐

MOVE ONE'S BODY USING HANDS AND FEET ON THE FLOOR.
CREEPWORM ONE'S WAYGO ON ALL FOURSGO ON HANDS AND KNEESWRIGGLESLITHERSQUIRMSCRABBLE
See also

WRIGGLE

Kind Of

MOVE

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current general word for crawling or creeping is pú fú 匍匐.

2. Pān 攀 and yuán 緣 refer to crawling upwards.

3. Shé xíng 蛇行 is occasionally used as an idiom referring to crawling.

Modern Chinese Criteria

爬行

匍匐

蜿蜒

蛇行

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 10.41

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • VPi : 6
  • vtoN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 太平經 : 1
  • 禮記 : 1
  • 鹽鐵論 : 1
  • 莊子 : 1
  • 戰國策 : 1
  • 韓詩外傳 : 1
  • 祖堂集 : 1

Words

匍匐   pú fú OC: baa bɯɡ MC: buo̝ buk 4 Attributions

The current general word for crawling or creeping is pú fú 匍匐.

  • VPiactcrawl about (also as sign of extreme mourning grief)
   pān OC: phraan MC: phɣan 1 Attribution

Pān 攀 and yuán 緣refer to crawling upwards.

  • vtoNcrawl upwards, pull oneself upwards
匍伏   pú fú OC: baa bɯɡ MC: buo̝ buk 1 Attribution
  • VPiactwalk politely as if crawling along (as a sign of respect)
蚑行   qì xíng MC: khjieX haeng OC: khes ɢraaŋ 1 Attribution
  • VPiactcrawl; crawl about like an insect
   pá OC: braa MC: bɣɛ 0 Attributions
  • vtoNpost-Han: creep up
   yuàn OC: k-lons MC: jiɛn 0 Attributions

Pān 攀 and yuán 緣refer to crawling upwards.

  • vtoNcrawl upwards with the aid of something to hold on to
蛇行   shé xíng OC: ɢljal ɢraaŋ MC: ʑɣɛ ɦɣaŋ 0 Attributions

Xié 挾 refers to gaining control over someone and then trying to force him to do as one tells him.

  • VPiactcrawl (like a snake) ZGC

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: