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Chinese Text Project

U+56E0

Seal script

Jinwen

Jiaguwen

Jianbo

Semantic variant
𤇀
Semantic variant

Radical:+ 3 strokes = 6 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.101#33 Kangxi: p.217#02 GSR: 370.a Hanyu: v1,p0711#09
Composition:Outside: , center: . Component of: 𠗃 𠛭 𪜶 𠡛 𢙫 𤝱 𡜭 𬘡 𡋘 𢓨 [More]
Mandarin:yīn ㄧㄣ
Cantonese:jan1
Tang reconstruction:*qin
Shuowen:囗部》因:就也。从囗、大。
Guangyun:廣韻·上平聲··》因:託也,仍也,縁也,就也,亦姓左傳遂人四族有因氏俗作回。於眞切,二十三。
Kangxi:康熙字典·囗部·》因:〔古文〕𤇀《唐韻》於眞切《集韻》《韻會》《正韻》伊眞切,𠀤音姻。《說文》从囗大。會意。《徐鍇曰》能大者,衆圍就之也。又仍也,襲也。《論語》殷因於夏禮。《孟子》爲高必因丘陵,爲下必因川澤。《·堯典》日永星火,以正仲夏,厥民因。《註》析而又析也。《禮·禮器》因天事天,因地事地,因名山升中于天,因吉土以享帝于郊。又依也。《論語》因不失其親,亦可宗也。又托也。《孟子》時子因𨻰子而以告孟子。又由也。《鄒陽·上梁王書》夜光之璧,以暗投人於道,莫不按劒相眄者,無因至前也。又緣也。《傳燈錄》欲知前世因,今生受者是。欲知後世因,今生作者是。又姓。《左傳·定二年》遂人四族,有因氏。《正字通》明有因禮、因絅。又《六書正譌》借爲昏姻之姻,言女有所因。又叶烏前切,音烟。《陸雲·贈顧尚書詩》殊音合奏,曲異響連。絕我懽條,統我思因。《集韻》或作㧢。
考證:〔《鄒陽上梁王書》夜光之璧,以暗投人於道,莫不按劒相盼者,無因至前也。〕謹照史記漢書本傳盼𠀤作眄,改眄。
Fanqie:於眞 (《廣韻·上平聲··》)
Unihan definition:cause, reason; by; because (of)

Example usage

論語·學而》:不失其親,亦可宗也。
When the parties upon whom a man leans are proper persons to be intimate with, he can make them his guides and masters.
孟子·滕文公上》:墨者夷之,徐辟而求見孟子。
The Mohist, Yi Zhi, sought, through Xu Bi, to see Mencius.
禮記·三年問》:曰:稱情而立文,以飾群,別親疏貴踐之節,而不可損益也。
The different rules for the mourning rites were established in harmony with (men's) feelings. By means of them the differences in the social relations are set forth, and the distinctions shown of kindred as nearer or more distant, and of ranks as more noble or less. They do not admit of being diminished or added to.
孝經·聖治》:聖人嚴以教敬,親以教愛。
The sages proceeded from the (feeling of) awe to teach (the duties of) reverence, and from (that of) affection to teach (those of) love.
揚子法言》:或問:「道有乎?」
Someone asked: Is it the Dao to follow tradition or not?
墨子·經上》:止,以別道。
Fix the criterion in order to 'separate the roads'.
莊子·齊物論》:是已。
And there we stop.
商君書·更法》:民而教者,不勞而功成。
If one teaches in accordance with the spirit of the people, success will be achieved without effort; if one governs, holding on to the law, officials will be well versed in it and the people will live quietly.
孫子兵法·始計》:勢者,利而制權也。
While heading the profit of my counsel, avail yourself also of any helpful circumstances over and beyond the ordinary rules. According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one's plans.
荀子·正名》:後王之成名:刑名從商,爵名從周,文名從禮,散名之加於萬物者,則從諸夏之成俗曲期,遠方異俗之鄉,則之而為通。
說苑·君道》:夫事寡易從,法省易
春秋繁露·玉杯》:今趙盾賢而不遂於理,皆見其善,莫見其罪,故其所賢而加之大惡,擊之重責,使人湛思而自省悟以反道。
韓詩外傳·卷一》:荊伐陳,陳西門壞,其降民使脩之,孔子過而不式。
大戴禮記·主言》:民既邇者說,遠者來懷。
白虎通德論·》:後代咸之。
新書·大政下》:是國也而為安,是民也而為治。
新序·善謀下》:公誠能無愛金玉璧帛,令太子為書,卑辭以安車迎之,使辯士固請宜來,來以為客,時時從入朝,令上見之,上見之即必異問之,問之,上知此四人,亦一助也。
中論·治學》:非唯賢者學於聖人,聖人亦相而學也。
孔子家語·相魯》:為四寸之棺,五寸之槨,丘陵為墳,不封不樹。
潛夫論·賢難》:鄧通欲稱太子之孝,則對曰:「莫若太子之最愛陛下也。」
論衡·累害》:將吏異好,清濁殊操,清吏增郁郁之白,舉涓涓之言,濁吏懷恚恨,徐求其過,纖微之謗,被以罪罰,二害也。
太玄經·》:次四,庳虛無,大受性命,否。
風俗通義·三皇》:蓋天非人不,人非天不成也。
孔叢子·廣詁》:階、附、襲、就,也。
申鑒·雜言上》:昔有上致聖由教戒,輔弼,欽順四鄰。
忠經·守宰章》:其利而勸之。
新語·道基》:於是奚仲乃橈曲為輪,直為轅,駕馬服牛,浮舟杖楫,以代人力。
獨斷·卷上》:漢高祖受命,功德宜之,而不改也。
蔡中郎集·獨斷》:古不墓祭,至秦始皇出寢起居于墓側,漢而不改,故今陵上稱寢殿,有起居衣冠象生之備,皆古寢之意也。
列子·天瑞》:子列子曰:「昔者聖人陰陽以統天地。」
鶡冠子·天則》:故聖王天時人之地之雅無牧能無功多。
文子·道原》:故天下之事不可為也,其自然而推之,萬物之變不可救也,秉其要而歸之。
文始真經·一宇》:聖人力行,猶之發矢,彼而行,我不自行。
列仙傳·務光》:殷湯將伐桀,光而謀。
老子河上公章句》:為無為,不造作,動循。
韓非子·存韓》:臣恐陛下淫非之辯而聽其盜心,不詳察事情。
申不害·大體》:是以有道者2名而正之,隨事而定之也。
慎子·因循》:天道則大,化則細。
管子·輕重己》:清神生心,心生規,規生矩,矩生方,方生正,正生曆,曆生四時,四時生萬物,聖人而理之,道徧矣。
公孫龍子·跡府》:疾名實之散亂,資材之所長,為「守白」之論。
吳子·圖國》:吳子曰:「凡兵之所起者有五:一曰爭名,二曰爭利,三曰積德惡,四曰內亂,五曰饑。」

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