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U+5473

Seal script

Radical:+ 5 strokes = 8 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.358#44 Kangxi: p.182#13 Cihai: p.265r4c04 GSR: 531.g Hanyu: v1,p0597#06
Composition:Left: , right: . Component of: 𠽘
Mandarin:wèi ㄨㄟˋ
Cantonese:mei6
Tang reconstruction:*miə̀i
Shuowen:口部》味:滋味也。从口未聲。 
Guangyun:廣韻·去聲··》味:五味酸醎甘苦辛周禮瘍醫以酸養骨以辛養筋以醎養脉以苦養氣以甘養肉以滑養竅。
Kangxi:康熙字典·口部·》味:《唐韻》《集韻》《韻會》《正韻》𠀤無沸切,音未。《說文》滋味也。《玉篇》五味,金辛木酸水鹹火苦土甘。《禮·王制》五味異和。又《老子·道德經》味無味。《列子·天瑞篇》有味者,有味味者。《後漢·郞顗傳》含味經籍。又五味,藥名。《抱朴子·僊藥篇》移門子服五味子十六年,色如玉女。《本草綱目》作菋。又《集韻》莫拜切,音𩎟。飮食之味。又莫珮切,音妹。器光澤也。又縣名。《前漢·地理志》益州郡味縣。《註》孟康曰:味音昧。又《釋文》亡曷反,音沫。《禮·檀弓》瓦不成味。《註》味當作沫。沫靧也。○按《集韻》《類篇》引《禮·檀弓》瓦不成味,作莫佩切,而《釋文》則止亡曷反一音,今兩存之。
Fanqie:無沸 (《廣韻·去聲··》)
Unihan definition:taste, smell, odor; delicacy

Example usage

論語·述而》:子在齊聞韶,三月不知肉
When the Master was in Qi, he heard the Shao, and for three months did not know the taste of flesh.
孟子·告子上》:言飽乎仁義也,所以不願人之膏粱之
"Satiated us with his goodness," that is, satiated us with benevolence and righteousness, and he who is so satiated, consequently, does not wish for the fat meat and fine millet of men.
禮記·問喪》:夫悲哀在中,故形變於外也,痛疾在心,故口不甘,身不安美也。
The internal grief and sorrow produced a change in his outward appearance; and with the severe pain in his heart, his mouth could not relish any savoury food, nor his body find ease in anything pleasant.
揚子法言》:棄常珍而嗜乎異饌者,惡睹其識也?
As for one who rejects the regular delicacies and is fond of strange dishes, how do you know that he can recognize tastes?
墨子·七患》:五穀盡收,則五盡御於主,不盡收則不盡御。
When all the five grains are gathered, all the five tastes will be offered the ruler; when not all gathered, the five tastes will not be all offered.
莊子·齊物論》:民食芻豢,麋鹿食薦,蝍且甘帶,鴟鴉耆鼠,四者孰知正
Men eat animals that have been fed on grain and grass; deer feed on the thick-set grass; centipedes enjoy small snakes; owls and crows delight in mice; but does any one of the four know the right taste?
道德經》:令人口爽。
The flavours five deprive the mouth of taste.
史記·殷本紀》:阿衡欲奸湯而無由,乃為有莘氏媵臣,負鼎俎,以滋說湯,致于王道。
A-Heng wanted to meet Tang, but had no opportunity of doing so; he therefore became cook to the prince of Xin, and while bringing Tang dishes to taste urged him to perfect himself in the way of the ancient kings.
荀子·大略》:者予易牙,言音者予師曠,言治者予三王。
說苑·脩文》:韶樂方作,孔子至彼,聞韶三月不知肉
春秋繁露·玉杯》:逆而距之,不若徐而之。
韓詩外傳·卷二》:孔子曰:「口欲,心欲佚,教之以仁。」
大戴禮記》:其順之,然後言其喪算,備其鼎俎,設其豕腊,脩其宗廟,歲時以敬祭祀,以序宗族,則安其居處,醜其衣服,卑其宮室,車不雕幾,器不刻鏤,食不貳,以與民同利,昔之君子之行禮者如此。
白虎通德論·禮樂》:》之為言昧也,昧者,萬物老衰,禁者萬物禁藏,侏離者萬物微離地而生。
新書·脩政語上》:故使人食,然後食者,其得也多。
新序·刺奢》:食我以糲餐者,季豈不能具五哉!
中論·治學》:嘉膳之和,非取乎一
孔子家語·問禮》:即安其居,以綴恩義,卑其宮室,節其服御,車不雕璣,器不彫鏤,食不二,心不淫志,以與萬民同利。
論衡·幸偶》:蒸穀為飯,釀飯為酒,酒之成也,甘苦異
太玄經·》:次六,五龢,調如美如,大人之饗。
孔叢子·連叢子下》:於是甘貧道,研精《墳》、《典》,十餘年間,會徒數百。
申鑒·雜言上》:夫酸鹹甘苦不同,嘉以濟謂之和羹。
新語·道基》:至於神農,以為行蟲走獸,難以養民,乃求可食之物,嘗百草之實,察酸苦之,教民食五穀。
蔡中郎集》:安貧樂潛,道守真。
列子·天瑞》:者,有者。
鶡冠子·夜行》:五行業也,五政道也,五音調也,五聲故也,五事也,賞罰約也。
文子·道原》:布德不溉,用之不勤,視之不見,聽之不聞,無形而有形生焉,無聲而五音鳴焉,無而五形焉,無色而五色成焉,故有生於無,實生於虛。
文始真經·六匕》:可以養氣,無一物非吾之氣。
列仙傳·酒客》:何以標異,醇醴殊
老子河上公章句》:人能除情欲,節滋,清五臟,則神明居之也。
韓非子·二柄》:齊桓公妒而好內,故豎刁自宮以治內,桓公好,易牙蒸其子首而進之。
管子·揆度》:其在者,醉辛鹹苦甘也。
孫子兵法·兵勢》:不過五,五之變,不可勝嘗也。
六韜·三疑》:淫之以色,啗之以利,養之以,娛之以樂。
三略·上略》:夫將帥者,必與士卒同滋,而共安危,敵乃可加:故兵有全勝,敵有全因。
淮南子·齊俗訓》:今屠牛而烹其肉,或以為酸,或以為甘,煎熬燎炙,齊萬方,其本一牛之體。
呂氏春秋·不苟》:內史廖對曰:「戎人不達於五音與五,君不若遺之。」
尹文子·大道上》:五色、五聲、五臭、五,凡四類,自然存焉天地之間,而不期為人用。
鄧析子·無厚》:君子并物而錯之,兼塗而用之,五未嘗,而辨於口。
春秋左傳》:冬,王使周公閱來聘,饗有昌歜,白,黑,形鹽,辭曰,國君文足昭也,武可畏也,則有備物之饗,以象其德,薦五,羞嘉穀,鹽虎形,以獻其功,吾何以堪之。
逸周書·大聚解》:鄉立巫醫,具百藥以備疾災,畜百草以備五,立勤人以職孤,立正長以順幼,立職喪以卹死,立大葬以正同,立君子以脩禮樂,立小人以教用兵,立鄉射以習和容。

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