BALL  

PERFECTLY ROUND THING that CAN BE MOVED.
SPHEREGLOBEORBGLOBULESPHERULESPHEROIDOVOID
Taxonoymy

BUBBLEPEARL

Antonymy

CUBE

See also

ROUND

Kind Of

TOY

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The word for a football is qiú 毬, but the word is exceedingly rare.

NB: Qiú 球 is current in pre-Buddhist Chinese only as referring to a music stone made of jade.

Modern Chinese Criteria

球體

滾珠

圓球

圓子

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 12.83

DOEDERLEIN 1840 Lateinische Synonyme und Etymologien

BALL

globus is the general popular term for any spherical object.

sphaera is a scientific term for any spherical object.

REY 2005 Dictionnaire culturel en langue francaise 1.738

RITTER 1971-2007 Historisches Woerterbuch der Philosophie 4.1211

KREIS UND KUGEL

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • ncc : 7
  • n : 2
  • ncpost-V{NUM}.+N : 1
  • NP : 1

Attributions by text

  • 祖堂集 : 3
  • 莊子 : 2
  • 淮南子 : 2
  • 春秋左傳 : 1
  • 論衡 : 1
  • 春秋穀梁傳 : 1
  • 臨濟錄 : 1

Words

   wán OC: ɢoon MC: ɦʷɑn 7 Attributions
  • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: (apparently less formal term for the) sphereJZ 4.24, Liu Hui's comm: 大弦則中立方之長邪,邪即丸徑也 "The larger hypotenuse being then the longer diagonal of the inscribed cube, the diagonal is hence the diameter of the sphere."JZ 4.24, Liu Hui's comm: 立圓即丸也 "The 'standing circle>sphere' is nothing other than the ball> sphere"
  • nccpellet; ball 丸二
   tuán OC: doon MC: dʷɑn 2 Attributions
  • nthing with circular and round shape > ball
  • ncpost-V{NUM}.+Nclassifierx balls of N
   qiú OC: ɡu MC: gɨu 1 Attribution

1. The word for a football is qiú 毬, but the word is exceedingly rare.

  • nSHUOWEN: ball (used to play Chinese football)
毬子   qiú zǐ OC: ɡu sklɯʔ MC: gɨu tsɨ 1 Attribution
  • NPball (for playing Chinese football)
   fú OC: pɯd MC: pi̯ut 0 Attributions
  • nwand with silk pennons carried in ritual dances
   jū OC: kuɡ MC: kuk 0 Attributions
  • nZGC: football
   kě OC: khloolʔ MC: khʷɑ 0 Attributions
  • nsmall ball, small round object
彈丸   dàn wán OC: daans ɢoon MC: dɑn ɦʷɑn 0 Attributions
  • NPball
立圓   lì yuán OC: ɡ-rub ɢon MC: lip ɦiɛn 0 Attributions
  • NPabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: sphereJZ 4.24, Liu Hui's comm: 立圓即丸也 "The 'standing circle>sphere' is nothing other than the ball> sphere"

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: