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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: 𠛭 𪜶 𠡛 𠗃 𡋘 𢓨 𢙫 𤝱 𡜭 𬘡 [More]
Mandarin:yīn ㄧㄣ
Cantonese:jan1
Tang reconstruction:*qin
Shuowen:囗部》因:就也。从囗、大。
Guangyun:广韵·上平声··》因:托也,仍也,縁也,就也,亦姓左传遂人四族有因氏俗作回。于眞切,二十三。
Kangxi:康熙字典·囗部·》因:〔古文〕𤇀《唐韵》于眞切《集韵》《韵会》《正韵》伊眞切,𠀤音姻。《说文》从囗大。会意。《徐锴曰》能大者,衆围就之也。又仍也,袭也。《论语》殷因于夏礼。《孟子》爲高必因丘陵,爲下必因川泽。《·尧典》日永星火,以正仲夏,厥民因。《注》析而又析也。《礼·礼器》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。《论语》因不失其亲,亦可宗也。又托也。《孟子》时子因𨻰子而以告孟子。又由也。《邹阳·上梁王书》夜光之璧,以暗投人于道,莫不按劒相眄者,无因至前也。又缘也。《传灯录》欲知前世因,今生受者是。欲知后世因,今生作者是。又姓。《左传·定二年》遂人四族,有因氏。《正字通》明有因礼、因絅。又《六书正譌》借爲昏姻之姻,言女有所因。又叶乌前切,音烟。《陆云·赠顾尚书诗》殊音合奏,曲异响连。绝我欢条,统我思因。《集韵》或作㧢。
考证:〔《邹阳上梁王书》夜光之璧,以暗投人于道,莫不按劒相盼者,无因至前也。〕谨照史记汉书本传盼𠀤作眄,改眄。
Fanqie:于眞 (《广韵·上平声··》)
Unihan definition:cause, reason; by; because (of)

Example usage

论语·学而》:不失其亲,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,徐辟而求见孟子。
The Mohist, Yi Zhi, sought, through Xu Bi, to see Mencius.
礼记·三年问》:曰:称情而立文,以饰群,别亲疏贵践之节,而不可损益也。
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.
孝经·圣治》:圣人严以教敬,亲以教爱。
The sages proceeded from the (feeling of) awe to teach (the duties of) reverence, and from (that of) affection to teach (those of) love.
扬子法言》:或问:“道有乎?”
Someone asked: Is it the Dao to follow tradition or not?
墨子·经上》:止,以别道。
Fix the criterion in order to 'separate the roads'.
庄子·齐物论》:是已。
And there we stop.
商君书·更法》:民而教者,不劳而功成。
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.
孙子兵法·始计》:势者,利而制权也。
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》:后王之成名:刑名从商,爵名从周,文名从礼,散名之加于万物者,则从诸夏之成俗曲期,远方异俗之乡,则之而为通。
说苑·君道》:夫事寡易从,法省易
春秋繁露·玉杯》:今赵盾贤而不遂于理,皆见其善,莫见其罪,故其所贤而加之大恶,击之重责,使人湛思而自省悟以反道。
韩诗外传·卷一》:荆伐陈,陈西门坏,其降民使修之,孔子过而不式。
大戴礼记·主言》:民既迩者说,远者来怀。
白虎通德论·》:后代咸之。
新书·大政下》:是国也而为安,是民也而为治。
新序·善谋下》:公诚能无爱金玉璧帛,令太子为书,卑辞以安车迎之,使辩士固请宜来,来以为客,时时从入朝,令上见之,上见之即必异问之,问之,上知此四人,亦一助也。
中论·治学》:非唯贤者学于圣人,圣人亦相而学也。
孔子家语·相鲁》:为四寸之棺,五寸之椁,丘陵为坟,不封不树。
潜夫论·贤难》:邓通欲称太子之孝,则对曰:“莫若太子之最爱陛下也。”
论衡·累害》:将吏异好,清浊殊操,清吏增郁郁之白,举涓涓之言,浊吏怀恚恨,徐求其过,纤微之谤,被以罪罚,二害也。
太玄经·》:次四,庳虚无,大受性命,否。
风俗通义·三皇》:盖天非人不,人非天不成也。
孔丛子·广诂》:阶、附、袭、就,也。
申鉴·杂言上》:昔有上致圣由教戒,辅弼,钦顺四邻。
忠经·守宰章》:其利而劝之。
新语·道基》:于是奚仲乃桡曲为轮,直为辕,驾马服牛,浮舟杖楫,以代人力。
独断·卷上》:汉高祖受命,功德宜之,而不改也。
蔡中郎集·独断》:古不墓祭,至秦始皇出寝起居于墓侧,汉而不改,故今陵上称寝殿,有起居衣冠象生之备,皆古寝之意也。
列子·天瑞》:子列子曰:“昔者圣人阴阳以统天地。”
鶡冠子·天则》:故圣王天时人之地之雅无牧能无功多。
文子·道原》:故天下之事不可为也,其自然而推之,万物之变不可救也,秉其要而归之。
文始真经·一宇》:圣人力行,犹之发矢,彼而行,我不自行。
列仙传·务光》:殷汤将伐桀,光而谋。
老子河上公章句》:为无为,不造作,动循。
韩非子·存韩》:臣恐陛下淫非之辩而听其盗心,不详察事情。
申不害·大体》:是以有道者2名而正之,随事而定之也。
慎子·因循》:天道则大,化则细。
管子·轻重己》:清神生心,心生规,规生矩,矩生方,方生正,正生历,历生四时,四时生万物,圣人而理之,道徧矣。
公孙龙子·迹府》:疾名实之散乱,资材之所长,为“守白”之论。
吴子·图国》:吴子曰:“凡兵之所起者有五:一曰争名,二曰争利,三曰积德恶,四曰内乱,五曰饥。”

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