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Chinese Text Project

U+5914

Seal script

Radical:+ 19 strokes = 22 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.56#27 Kangxi: p.245#28 Cihai: p.342r3c01 GSR: 1237.s Hanyu: v2,p0872#03
Composition:Top: , bottom: . Component of: 𪭆 𧅄 𢆃 𥜶
Mandarin:kuí ㄎㄨㄟˊ
Cantonese:kwai4
Tang reconstruction:ghyui
Shuowen:夊部》夔:神魖也。如龍,一足,从夊;象有角、手、人面之形。
Guangyun:廣韻·上平聲··》夔:夔龍亦州名春秋時魚國漢爲魚復縣梁隋皆爲巴東郡唐初改爲信州又改爲夔州取夔國名之又獸名似牛一足無角其音如雷皮可以冒鼓。
Fanqie:渠追 (《廣韻·上平聲··》)
Unihan definition:one-legged monster; walrus

CTP Dictionary

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Example usage

孟子·萬章上》:》曰:『祗載見瞽瞍,齊栗,瞽瞍亦允若。』
It is said in the Book of History, "Reverently performing his duties, he waited on Gu Sou, and was full of veneration and awe. Gu Sou also believed him and conformed to virtue."
禮記·樂記》:昔者,舜作五弦之琴以歌南風,始制樂以賞諸侯。
Anciently, Shun made the lute with five strings, and used it in singing the Nan Feng. Kui was the first who composed (the pieces of) music to be employed by the feudal lords as an expression of (the royal) approbation of them.
揚子法言》:曰:「譬諸琴瑟鄭、衛調,俾因之,亦不可以致蕭韶矣。」
Yangzi said: It can be compared to the zither and the harp. If you took Zheng and Wei's melodies and made music master Kui accord with them, he surely never would have produced the Xiaoshao music.
莊子·秋水》:憐蚿,蚿憐蛇,蛇憐風,風憐目,目憐心。
The kui desires to be like the millipede; the millipede to be like the serpent; the serpent like the wind; the wind to be like the eye; and the eye to be like the mind.
史記·五帝本紀》:而禹、皋陶、契、后稷、伯夷、、龍、倕、益、彭祖自堯時而皆舉用,未有分職。
Now Yu, Gaoyao, Xie, Houji, Boyi, Kui, Long, Chui Yi, and Pengzu were all from the time of Yao promoted to office, but had not separate appointments.
荀子·成相》:為樂正鳥獸服。
說苑·君道》:當堯之時,舜為司徒,契為司馬,禹為司空,后稷為田疇,為樂正,倕為工師,伯夷為秩宗,皋陶為大理,益掌敺禽,堯體力便巧不能為一焉,堯為君而九子為臣,其何故也?
大戴禮記·五帝德》:伯夷主禮,龍、教舞,舉舜、彭祖而任之,四時先民治之。
新書·勸學》:既遇老聃,噩若慈父,鴈行避景,立蛇進,而后敢問。
孔子家語·辯物》:丘聞之,木石之怪蝄蜽,水之怪龍罔象,土之怪羵羊也。
潛夫論·志氏姓》:紃嗣為刑子,或封於,或封於越。
論衡·書虛》:此則一足、宋丁公鑿井得一人之語也。
風俗通義·正失》:是故樂正后有一足之論,晉師己亥渡河,有三豕之文。
孔叢子·論書》:魯哀公問:「《書》稱曰:『於!」』
列子·黃帝》:堯使典樂,擊石拊石,百獸率舞。
韓非子》:魯哀公問於孔子曰:「吾聞古者有一足,其果信有一足乎?」
淮南子·泰族訓》:之初作樂也,皆合六律而調五音,以通八風。
呂氏春秋·察傳》:魯哀公問於孔子曰:「樂正一足,信乎?」
春秋左傳》:秋,楚人滅子歸。
國語·鄭語》:羋姓越不足命也。
吳越春秋》:與益、共謀,行到名山大澤,召其神而問之山川脈理、金玉所有、鳥獸昆蟲之類,及八方之民俗、殊國異域、土地里數:使益疏而記之,故名之曰「山海經」
列女傳·晉羊叔姬》:樂正娶之,生伯封。
春秋穀梁傳》:秋,楚人滅,以子歸。
漢書·揚雄傳上》:陰陽清濁穆羽相和兮,若、牙之調琴。
前漢紀》:作典樂和神人。
東觀漢記·丁鴻》:浮卒,子嗣。
後漢書》:度遼將軍耿與幽州刺史龐參發廣陽、漁陽、涿郡甲卒,分為兩道救之。
尚書·大禹謨》:祗載見瞽瞍,齋慄,瞽亦允若。
山海經·中山經》:其上多金玉,其下多白珉,其木多梅棠,其獸多犀象,多牛,其鳥多翰鷩。
說文解字·夊部》::神魖也。
世說新語·言語》:管弦繁奏,鍾、先聽其音。
文心雕龍·樂府》:暨后漢郊廟,惟雜雅章,辭雖典文,而律非曠。
抱朴子·釋滯》:復問俗人曰:「夫乘云繭產之國,肝心不朽之民,巢居穴處,獨目三首,馬閒狗蹄,脩臂交股,黃池無男,穿胸旁口,廩君起石而汎土船,沙壹觸木而生群龍,女媧地出,杜宇天墮,甓飛犬言,山徙社移,三軍之衆,一朝盡化,君子為鶴,小人成沙,女醜倚枯,貳負抱桎,寄居之蟲,委甲步肉,二首之蛇,弦之為弓,不灰之木,不熱之火,昌蜀之禽,無目之獸,無身之頭,無首之體,精衛填海,交讓遞生,火浣之布,切玉之刀,炎昧吐烈,磨泥漉水,枯灌化形,山前跟,石脩九首,畢方人面,少千之劾伯率,聖卿之役肅霜,西羌以虎景興,鮮卑以乘鱉強,林邑以神錄王,庸蜀以流屍帝,鹽神嬰來而蟲飛,縱目世變於荊岫,五丁引蛇以傾峻,肉甚振翅於三海。」
金樓子·興王》:既陟帝位,以土承火,都平陽,命禹為司空,棄為后稷,契為司徒,咎繇為士,垂為共工,益為朕虞,伯夷為秩宗,為典樂,龍為納言。
水經注·沮水》:後漢封騎都尉耿為侯國。
三國志·武帝紀》:故豫州刺史陰及陳琳乞降,公不許,為圍益急。
群書治要·尚書》:曰:於,予擊石拊石,百獸率儛,庶尹允諧,尹,正也。
藝文類聚·》:《淮南子》曰:合六律,調五音,通八風。
通典·時儺》:魖與罔象,殪野仲而殲游光。
四書章句集注》:書曰:『祗載見瞽瞍,齊栗,瞽瞍亦允若。』
論語注疏·衛靈公》:○正義曰:案《舜典》命禹宅百揆,棄、后稷、契作司徒,皐陶作士,垂、共工、益作朕虞,伯夷作秩宗,典樂教冑子,龍作納言,并四岳十二牧,凡二十二人,皆得其人,故舜無為而治也。

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