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Seal script

Radical:+ 14 strokes = 16 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.75#16 Kangxi: p.119#30 Cihai: p.129r1c03 GSR: 134.c Hanyu: v1,p0230#09
Composition:Left: , right: . Component of: 𡃽 𮒯
Mandarin: ㄖㄨˊ
Tang reconstruction:*njio njio
Fanqie:人朱 (《广韵·上平声··》)
Unihan definition:Confucian scholar

CTP Dictionary

ㄖㄨˊ (1.1): 周代掌握诗书礼乐射御等知识技艺,担任教育、礼仪等方面职务的人。 Scholar and teacher of the traditional arts of the Zhou dynasty.
The Master said to Zi Xia, "Do you be a scholar after the style of the superior man, and not after that of the mean man."
ㄖㄨˊ (1.2): 泛指读书人、学者。 Scholars in general.
ㄖㄨˊ (2): 儒家学派,即孔子及其弟子、后学人。 The Confucian school, Confucius and his followers.
The Confucianist says: Love among relations should depend upon the degree of relationship, and honour to the virtuous should be graded.
Mencius said, 'Those who are fleeing from the errors of Mo naturally turn to Yang, and those who are fleeing from the errors of Yang naturally turn to orthodoxy.'
So it is that we have the contentions between the Literati and the Mohists, the one side affirming what the other denies, and vice versa.
ㄖㄨˊ (3): 柔顺。 Obedient, submissive.
ㄖㄨˊ (4): 通“懦”:懦弱。 Meek, cowardly.

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