ABYSS  深淵

LANDSCAPE that is INTENSELY AND SUDDENLY DEEP AND FILLED with WATER.

Kind Of

LANDSCAPE

Old Chinese Criteria

[POETIC/PROSAIC]

1. The general poetic word for a deep and threatening watery abyss is yuān 淵.

[POETIC]

2. Tán 潭 is also refers to a deep and threatening watery abyss.

3. Huò 壑 can refer to a steep deep valley or abyss. The distinction with VALLEY is often unclear.

[PROSAIC]

Modern Chinese Criteria

深淵

潭府

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

DOEDERLEIN 1840 Lateinische Synonyme und Etymologien

ABYSS

vorago is a poetical and foreign word for a deep abyss.

barathrum refers to an abyss in water, which may be either in a pool, pond, or sea.

vortex refers to deep water in motion.

gurges refers to a vortex which moves in a perpendicular direction so that it drags down whatever comes into its eddy.

GIRARD 1769 SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse 1.421.379

PRECIPICE.GOUFRE.ABYME

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • n : 19
  • NP : 1
  • nadV : 1

Attributions by text

  • 楚辭 : 3
  • 荀子 : 2
  • 陸機集十一卷 : 2
  • 管子 : 2
  • 莊子 : 2
  • 毛詩 : 2
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 1
  • 說苑 : 1
  • 呂氏春秋 : 1
  • 禮記 : 1
  • 鹽鐵論 : 1
  • 孝經 : 1
  • 淮南子 : 1
  • 祖堂集 : 1

Words

   yuān OC: qʷiin MC: ʔen 18 Attributions

The general poetic word for a deep and threatening abyss is yuān 淵. >>POETIC

  • nsubjectdeep abyss
  • nadVanalogylike an abyss, like a deep pond
  • npost=Nprthe Abyss N 羽淵 "the Yǔ abyss"
   hè OC: qhaaɡ MC: hɑk 2 Attributions

Hè 壑 can refer to a steep deep valley or abyss. The distinction with VALLEY is often unclear. >>PROSAIC

  • ndeep threatening valley or abyss
深淵   shēn yuān OC: qhljum qʷiin MC: ɕim ʔen 1 Attribution
  • NPdeep abyss
   tán OC: ɡ-loom MC: dəm 0 Attributions
  • nHan and post-Han: deep watery abyss
九淵   jiǔ yuān OC: kuʔ qʷiin MC: kɨu ʔen 0 Attributions
  • NPninefold unfathomable abyss
旋淵   xuán yuān OC: sɢlon qʷiin MC: ziɛn ʔen 0 Attributions
  • NPswirling abyss
潭府   tán fǔ OC: ɡ-loom poʔ MC: dəm pi̯o 0 Attributions
  • NPabyss 深淵。《文選‧郭璞<江賦>》:"若乃曾潭之府,靈湖之淵。" 李善 注:"曾,重也。 王逸 《楚辭》注曰:' 楚 人名淵曰潭府。'"
火坑   huǒ kēng OC: qphaalʔ khraaŋ MC: hʷɑ khɣaŋ 0 Attributions
  • NPthe fiery abyss of hell
萬丈深淵   wàn zhàng shēn yuān OC: mblans daŋʔ qhljum qʷiin MC: mi̯ɐn ɖi̯ɐŋ ɕim ʔen 0 Attributions
  • NPunfathomably deep abyss

Existing SW for

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