1. verb to arise / to get up
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: An intransitive verb, in the sense of 站立 (Guoyu '起' v 1; Kroll 2015 '起' 1, p. 357; Rouzer 2007, p. 39; Unihan '起'; XHZD '起' 1, p. 586)
  2. measure word case / instance / batch / group
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: 起 can be used for occurrences or unpredictable events, such as a case, instance, etc, or for groups of things, such asbatch, group, etc (Guoyu '起' n 2; XHZD '起' 9, p. 587)
  3. verb to rise / to raise
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '起' 2, p. 357; Unihan '起'; XHZD '起' 2, p. 586)
  4. verb to grow out of / to bring forth / to emerge
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 发动 (Guoyu '起' v 4; Kroll 2015 '起' 1b, p. 357; XHZD '起' 3, p. 586)
  5. verb to appoint (to an official post) / to take up a post
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 出仕 (Guoyu '起' v 7; Kroll 2015 '起' 2e, p. 357)
  6. verb to start
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 开始 (Guoyu '起' v 3; Kroll 2015 '起' 1e, p. 357; Unihan '起'; XHZD '起' 4, p. 586)
  7. verb to establish / to build
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain:
    Notes: 起 is synonymous with 建造 or 建立 in this sense (Guoyu '起' v 10; Kroll 2015 '起' 2d, p. 357; XHZD '起' 7, p. 587)
  8. verb to draft / to draw up (a plan)
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 拟订 (Guoyu '起' v 8; XHZD '起' 6, p. 587)
  9. noun opening sentence / opening verse
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain:
    Notes: Of a poem (Guoyu '起' n 1; XHZD '起' 4, p. 587)
  10. verb to get out of bed
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 起床 (Guoyu '起' v 2)
  11. verb to recover / to heal
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 复甦 (Guoyu '起' v 5; Kroll 2015 '起' 2a, p. 357)
  12. verb to take out / to extract
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 取出 (Guoyu '起' v 6)
  13. auxiliary verb marks the beginning of an action
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: Placed after a verb as a complement (Guoyu '起' auxiliary verb; Kroll 2015 '起' 4, p. 357; XHZD '起' 11, p. 587)
  14. auxiliary verb marks the sufficiency of an action
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: Placed after a verb as a complement (Guoyu '起' auxiliary verb; XHZD '起' 10, p. 587)
  15. verb to call back from mourning
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain:
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '起' 5, p. 357)
  16. verb to take place / to occur
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 发生 (XHZD '起' 5, p. 587)
  17. preposition from
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 从 (Kroll 2015 '起' 3, p. 357; XHZD '起' 8, p. 587)
  18. verb to conjecture
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain:
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '起' 2c, p. 357)

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