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U+56AE

Semantic variant
𡩉
Semantic variant
𡪥
Semantic variant

Radical:+ 16 strokes = 19 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.311#45 p.425#35 Kangxi: p.213#38 Cihai: p.293r2c01 GSR: 714.i Hanyu: v1,p0698#08
Composition:Top: , bottom: . Component of: 𥀾
Mandarin:xiàng ㄒㄧㄤˋ
Cantonese:hoeng2 hoeng3
Guangyun:广韵·上声··》向:尔雅两阶闲谓之向本亦作郷。又音向。
广韵·去声··》向:与向通用。
Kangxi:康熙字典·口部·十六》向:〔古文〕向𡩉𡪥《广韵》《集韵》𠀤许亮切,音䦳。《集韵》面也,对也。《·盘庚》若火之燎于原,不可向迩。《传》火炎不可向近。又《洛诰》伻向卽有僚。《传》当使臣下各向就有官。《易·随卦》君子以向晦入宴息。又《·洪范》向用五福。《传》言天所以向劝人用五福。又《前汉·丙吉传》向使丞相不先闻驭吏言,何见劳勉之有。又《广韵》《集韵》𠀤许两切,音响。《广韵》尔雅,两阶闲谓之向。○按今《尔雅·释宫》作乡。又《书·洪范向用五福释文》向,许亮反,又许两反,二音皆可读。又《史记·游侠传》何知仁义,已向其利者爲有德。《注》索隐曰:向者,享受也。又与响同。《易·系辞》其受命也如向。《庄子·养生主》砉然向然。《前汉·贾山传》天下向应。又与飨同。《前汉·宣帝纪》上帝嘉向。《注》师古曰:向,读曰飨。《集韵》本作乡。
考证:〔《广韵》尔雅,两阶谓之向。〕谨照原文两阶下增闲字。
Fanqie:许两 (《广韵·上声··》) 许亮 (《广韵·去声··》)
Unihan definition:guide, direct; incline to, favor

Example usage

论衡·率性》:阳遂取火于天,五月丙午日中之时,消鍊五石,铸以为器,磨砺生光,仰以日,则火来至,比真取火之道也。
By means of a burning-glass one catches fire from heaven. Of five stones liquefied on the Bingwu day of the 5th moon an instrument is cast, which, when polished bright, held up against the sun, brings down fire too, in precisely the same manner as, when fire is caught in the proper way.
庄子·养生主》:庖丁为文惠君解牛,手之所触,肩之所倚,足之所履,膝之所踦,砉然然,奏刀騞然,莫不中音。
His cook was cutting up an ox for the ruler Wen Hui. Whenever he applied his hand, leaned forward with his shoulder, planted his foot, and employed the pressure of his knee, in the audible ripping off of the skin, and slicing operation of the knife, the sounds were all in regular cadence.
商君书·慎法》:上举一与民,民倍主位而私交。
And if superiors pull one way with the people, then the latter will turn their backs on the ruler's position and will turn towards private connections.
尚书·盘庚上》:若火之燎于原,不可迩,其犹可扑灭。
When a fire is blazing in the flames so that it cannot be approached, can it still be beaten out?
周易·》:君子以晦入宴息。
The superior man in accordance with this, when it is getting towards dark, enters (his house) and rests.
荀子·正名》:万物之美而不能嗛也。
说苑·杂言》:众言不逆,可谓知言矣,众之,可谓知时矣。
韩诗外传·卷一》:子贡曰:“子之言,穆如清风,不悖我语,和畅我心。”
大戴礼记》:尔寇盗,则吾与虑。
新书·铸钱》:夫苟非其术,则何而可哉?
新序·善谋下》:高皇帝疑,问左右大臣,皆山东人,多劝上都雒阳,东有成皋,西有肴渑,倍河海,伊洛,其固亦足恃,且周数百年,秦二世而亡,不如都周。
中论·修本》:故其道,止则隅坐,行则骖乘。
孔子家语·问礼》:故生者南,死者北首,皆从其初也。
潜夫论·论荣》:、贤兄也,而鲋贪暴。
太玄经·》:测曰,“交于木石”、不能人也。
风俗通义》:乘与郑伯坚即日辞行,祈与黄叔度、郅伯、盛孔叔留随轜柩
孔丛子·记义》:闵子自外闻之,以告曾子曰:“也夫子之音清澈以和,沦入至道。”
申鉴·时事》:天子南面听天下,明而治,盖取诸《离》,天之道也。
新语·辨惑》:于是齐人惧然而恐,君臣易操,不安其故行,乃归鲁四邑之侵地,终无乘鲁之心,邻□振动,人怀鲁之意,强国骄君,莫不恐惧,邪臣佞人,变行易虑,天下之政,□□而折中。
列子·黄帝》:襄子曰:“而之所出者,石也。”
文子·上礼》:圣人之道曰:非修礼义,廉耻不立,民无廉耻,不可以治,不知礼义,法不能正,非崇善废丑,不礼义,无法不可以为治,不知礼义不可以行法,法能杀不孝者,不能使人孝,能刑盗者不能使人廉。
韩非子·存韩》:先时五诸侯共伐秦,韩反与诸侯先为雁行以秦军于关下矣。
管子·兵法》:不可数,则伪轴不敢
孙子算经·》:之者富有馀,背之者贫且窭。
吕氏春秋·求人》:晋人欲攻郑,令叔聘焉,视其有人与无人。
史记·宋微子世家》:九曰用五福,畏用六极。
逸周书·王会解》:具区文蜃,共人玄贝,海阳大蟹,自深桂,会稽以𪓽,皆西,正北方。
晏子春秋》:公怒,色变,抑手疾视曰:“者夫子之教寡人无礼之不可也,寡人出入不起,交举则先饮,礼也?”
盐铁论·取下》:伏几、振笔如调文者,不知木索之急、棰楚者之痛也。
列女传·鲁季敬姜》:瘠土之民义,劳也。
汉书·叙传上》:卒不能摅首尾,奋翼鳞,振拔洿涂,跨腾风云,使见之者景骇,闻之者震。
前汉纪》:必连兵还京师。
东观汉记·郅恽》:令跣追之,不及,即自入狱谢恽,拔刃自以要恽曰:“子不从我出,敢不以死明心乎!”
后汉书·祭祀下》:父为昭,南
西京杂记·第四》:蜩螗厉,蜘蛛吐丝。
楚辞·惜诵》:令五帝以㭊中兮,戒六神与服。
山海经·大荒西经》:寿麻正立无景,疾呼无
焦氏易林·履之》:乾:东藩垣,相与笑言。
黄帝内经·经脉》:甚则欲上高而歌,弃衣而走,贲腹胀,是为骭厥。
难经·虚实邪正》:府病者,彷佛贲,上下行流,居处无常。
水经注·渭水》:又东合泬水,亦曰漕渠,又东迳长安县南,东迳明堂南,旧引水为辟雍处,在鼎路门东南七里,其制上圆下方,九宫十二堂,四五室,堂北三百步,有灵台,是汉平帝元始四年立。

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