DISAPPEAR  不見

BECOME LACKING:absent.
VANISHPASS FROM SIGHTBE LOST TO VIEW/SIGHTRECEDE FROM VIEWFADE (AWAY)MELT AWAYCLEARDISSOLVEDISPERSEEVAPORATEDEMATERIALIZELITERARY EVANESCE
Taxonoymy

DEGENERATE

Antonymy

EXIST

See also

LACK

Kind Of

BECOME

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The dominant word for ceasing to exist is wáng 亡 (and there is no early evidence for the reading wú 亡 ).

2. Mò 沒 "go under" is a dramatic verb referring to the disappearance of something.

3. Xí 息 "be extinguished" is a politely periphrastic way of referring to the disappearance of something.

4. Què 闕 can refer to the disappearance of a practice.

Modern Chinese Criteria

不見

遺失

丟失

丟掉

散失

散亡

不翼而飛

失蹤

走失

下落不明

不知下落

不知去向

不見蹤影

無影無蹤

蹤跡全無

音信全無

杳無音信

音信杳然

杳如黃鶴

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

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vi : 24
  • VPi : 3
  • nab.post-N : 1
  • vtoN : 1
  • nab : 1

Attributions by text

  • 賢愚經 : 10
  • 說苑 : 5
  • 陸機集十一卷 : 3
  • 論語 : 2
  • 春秋左傳 : 2
  • 長短經 : 2
  • 荀子 : 1
  • 天中記 : 1
  • 呂氏春秋 : 1
  • 管子 : 1
  • 韓非子 : 1
  • 六祖壇經 : 1

Words

   mò OC: mɯɯd MC: muot 12 Attributions

Mò 沒 "go under" is a dramatic verb referring to the disappearance of something.

  • vichangego under (of the sun etc)
  • vifigurativeGO UNDER> disappear, be no more; be forgotten
  • vtoNsee disappear, have disappear for one ???
   wáng OC: maŋ MC: mi̯ɐŋ 9 Attributions

The dominant word for ceasing to exist is wáng 亡 (and there is no early evidence for the reading wú 亡).

  • nabeventdisappearance
  • vadNdisappeared; lost
  • vichangecease to exist
  • viresultativebe nowhere to be found
   qù MC: khjoH OC: khas 2 Attributions
  • vichangedisappear
  • nab.post-Ndisappearance
   miè MC: mjiet OC: med 2 Attributions
  • vimiddle voice: be destroyed> disappear
   què, quē OC: khod MC: khi̯ɐt 1 Attribution

Què 闕 can refer to the disappearance of a practice.

  • vichangefall into disuse, come to be absent; come to disappear
流亡   liú wáng OC: ru maŋ MC: lɨu mi̯ɐŋ 1 Attribution
  • VPiresultativemigrate disappear
滅去   miè qù OC: med khaʔ MC: miɛt khi̯ɤ 1 Attribution
  • VPichangedissolve into nothing; disappear
隱形   yǐn xíng OC: qɯnʔ ɡeeŋ MC: ʔɨn ɦeŋ 1 Attribution
  • VPichangebecome invisible
   miè MC: mjiet OC: med 1 Attribution
  • vimiddle voice: be destroyed> disappear
   xī OC: sqlɯɡ MC: sɨk 0 Attributions

Xí 息 "be extinguished" is a politely periphrastic way of referring to the disappearance of something.

  • vichangebe extinguished; disappear
不現   bù xiàn OC: pɯʔ ɡeens MC: pi̯ut ɦen 0 Attributions
  • VPichangedisappear; cease to manifest itself
化滅   huà miè OC: hŋʷraals med MC: hɣɛ miɛt 0 Attributions
  • VPiresultativedisappear through a transformation
    MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
  • vichangedisappear
    MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
  • vimiddle voice: be destroyed> disappear

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: