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U+592A

Seal script

Jianbo

Radical:+ 1 strokes = 4 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.379#42 Kangxi: p.248#10 Cihai: p.354r5c01 GSR: 317.d Hanyu: v1,p0524#01
Composition:Top, left and right: , bottom: . Component of: 𫥲 𡊀 𡛕 𢪯 𤝁 𮂲 𡘒 𤵉 𧘹 𬎦 [More]
Mandarin:tài ㄊㄞˋ
Cantonese:taai3
Tang reconstruction:*tɑ̀i
Guangyun:廣韻·去聲··》太:甚也,大也,通也。《周禮》云:太史掌建邦之六典宋書曰太史掌歷數靈臺專候日月星氣焉經典本作大亦漢複姓六氏漢有尚書太叔雄古今人表有太師庇何氏姓苑云太征氏下邳人太士氏永嘉人又有太室氏太祝氏。
Kangxi:康熙字典·大部·大部》太:《集韻》他蓋切,音汰。與大泰𠀤同。《說文》滑也。一曰大也,通也。○按經史太字俱作大。如大極、大初、大素、大室、大𤣥、大廟、大學及官名大師、大宰之類。又作泰,如泰卦、泰壇、泰誓、泰春、泰夏、泰秋、泰冬之類。范氏撰《後漢書》父名泰,避家諱,攺从太。毛氏韻增,經史古太字無點,後人加點以別小大之大,非。《字彙》引之,失考。又姓。文王四友太顚之後。見《統譜》。又叶力至切,音利。《歐陽修·祭龍文》宜安爾居,靜以養智。冬雪春雨,其多已太。又《集韻》他達切,音獺。太末,漢縣名。在會稽西南。亦作太。
Fanqie:他蓋 (《廣韻·去聲··》)
Unihan definition:very, too, much; big; extreme

CTP Dictionary


太牢
tài láo ㄊㄞˋ ㄌㄠˊ : 古代祭祀宴會時,牛、羊、豬都具備為太牢。 Type of sacrifice requiring an ox, sheep, and pig.
莊子·至樂》:昔者海鳥止於魯郊,魯侯御而觴之於廟,奏九韶以為樂,具太牢以為善。
Formerly a sea-bird alighted in the suburban country of Lu. The marquis went out to meet it, (brought it) to the ancestral temple, and prepared to banquet it there. The Jiu-shao was performed to afford it music; an ox, a sheep, and a pig were killed to supply the food.
道德經》:衆人熙熙,如享太牢,如春登臺。
The multitude of men look satisfied and pleased; as if enjoying a full banquet, as if mounted on a tower in spring.
淮南子·脩務訓》:受教一言,精神曉泠,純聞條達,欣然七日不食,如饗太牢,是以明照四海,名施後世,達略天地,察分秋豪,稱譽葉語,至今不休。
史記·項羽本紀》:項王使者來,為太牢具,舉欲進之。
說苑·君道》:昔齊桓公得筦仲隰朋,辯其言,說其義,正月之朝,令具太牢進之先祖,桓公西面而立,筦仲隰朋東面而立,桓公贊曰:「自吾得聽二子之言,吾目加明,耳加聰,不敢獨擅,願荐之先祖。」
呂氏春秋·二月紀》:至之日,以太牢祀於高禖。

太后
tài hòu ㄊㄞˋ ㄏㄡˋ : 國君或皇帝的母親。 Mother of a ruler or emperor.
史記·呂不韋列傳》:始皇十九年,太后薨,謚為帝太后,與莊襄王會葬茝陽

太子
tài ㄊㄞˋ ㄗˇ : 諸侯王的正式繼承人。 Crown prince, legitimate successor to a ruler.
史記·殷本紀》:湯崩,太子太丁未立而卒,於是乃立太丁之弟外丙,是為帝外丙
After the demise of Tang his eldest son, Taiding (Great D), died before he could come to the throne; and so Taiding's younger brother Waibing (Outer C), that is Emperor Waibing, came to the throne.
春秋左傳》:初,晉穆侯之夫人姜氏,以條之役生太子,命之曰仇,其弟以千畝之戰生,命之曰成師
說苑·立節》:宋襄公茲父為桓公太子,桓公有後妻子,曰公子目夷,公愛之,茲父為公愛之也
列女傳·晉文齊姜》:初文公父獻公,納驪姬,譖殺太子申生。
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Example usage

論語·鄉黨》:廟,每事問。
When he entered the ancestral temple of the state, he asked about everything.
孟子·盡心上》:公辟紂,居東海之濱,聞文王作興,曰:『盍歸乎來!』
Tai Gong, to avoid Zhou, was dwelling on the coast of the eastern sea. When he heard of the rise of king Wen, he said, "Why should I not go and follow him?"
禮記·緇衣》:》曰:『毋越厥命以自覆也。』
It is said in the Tai Jia (Shu, III, v, sect. 1, 5, 7), "Do not frustrate the charge to me, and bring on yourself your own overthrow."
揚子法言》:或曰:「上無法而治,法非所以為治也。」
Someone said: In the primordial past there were no laws and institutions but yet there was order. Thus laws and institutions are not a means to order.
墨子·親士》:上無敗,其次敗而有以成,此之謂用民。
The greatest men know of no defeat. The next greatest turn failure into success, and this, by the employment of the people.
莊子·應帝王》:壺子曰:「吾鄉示之以沖莫勝。」
Who said, 'This time I showed myself to him after the pattern of the grand harmony (of the two elemental forces), with the superiority inclining to neither.'
道德經》:上,下知有之。
In the highest antiquity, (the people) did not know that there were (their rulers).
史記·五帝本紀》:史公曰:學者多稱五帝,尚矣。
The historian remarks on this as follows: Most scholars say that the five emperors are deserving of honour.
荀子·大略》:嬰貧無財,請假於君子,贈吾子以言:乘輿之輪,山之木也,示諸檃栝,三月五月,為幬采,敝而不反其常。
說苑·脩文》:是故黃鐘生林鐘,林鐘生大呂,大呂生夷則,夷則生簇,簇生南呂,南呂生夾鐘,夾鐘生無射,無射生姑洗,姑洗生應鐘,應鐘生蕤賓。
春秋繁露·玉杯》:且文公以秋祭,以冬納幣,皆失於蚤。
韓詩外傳·卷一》:古者、天子左五鐘,將出,則撞黃鐘,而右五鐘皆應之,馬鳴中律,駕者有文,御者有數,立則磬折,拱則抱鼓,行步中規,折旋中矩,然後師奏升車之樂,告出也。
大戴禮記·禮三本》:王者天祖,諸侯不敢懷,大夫、士有常宗,所以別貴始,德之本也。
白虎通德論·》:王者子亦稱士何?
新書·脩政語上》:然後濟東海,入江內,取綠圖,西濟積石,涉流沙,登於崑崙,於是還歸中國,以平天下,天下平,唯躬道而已。
新序·善謀下》:歲餘,上欲廢子,立戚氏夫人子趙王如意,大臣多爭,未能得堅決者也。
中論·治學》:昊觀天地而畫八卦,燧人察時令而鑽火,帝軒聞鳳鳴而調律,倉頡視鳥跡而作書,斯大聖之學乎神明而發乎物類也。
孔子家語·始誅》:夫殷湯誅尹諧,文王誅潘正,周公誅管蔡,公誅華士,管仲誅付乙,子產誅史何,凡此七子皆異世而同誅者,以七子異世而同惡,故不可赦也。
潛夫論·務本》:故明君之法,務此二者,以為成平之基,致休徵之祥。
論衡·幸偶》:佞幸之徒,閎、藉孺之輩,無德薄才,以色稱媚,不宜愛而受寵,不當親而得附,非道理之宜,故史公為之作傳
太玄經·》:測曰,「腹決」「脫」、斷得理也。
風俗通義·皇霸》:非有典藝之文,堅基可據,推當今以覽古,自昭昭而本冥冥,乃欲審其事而建其論,董其是非而綜其詳矣,言也實為難哉!
孔叢子·論書》:埋少牢於昭,所以祭時也。
申鑒·政體》:平備物,非極欲也。
忠經·盡忠章》:四海之內有平音。
新語·道基》:公自布衣昇三公之位,累世享千乘之爵。
獨斷·卷上》:史令司馬遷記事,當言帝則依違但言上,不敢渫瀆言尊號,尊王之義也。
蔡中郎集·獨斷》:傅胡公說曰:「《左氏傳》有南冠而縶者。」
列子·天瑞》:故曰:有易,有初,有始,有素。
鶡冠子·天則》:一葉蔽目,不見山,兩豆塞耳,不聞雷霆。
文子·道原》:神明者,得其內,得其內者,五藏寧,思慮平,耳目聰明,筋骨勁強,疏達而不悖,堅強而不匱,無所過,無所不逮。
文始真經·二柱》:一運之象,周乎空。
列仙傳·邛疏》:至數百年,往來入室山中,有臥石牀枕焉。
老子河上公章句》:如享牢,如飢思牢之具,意無足時也。
韓非子·愛臣》:愛臣親,必危其身。
慎子·民雜》:大君者,上也,兼畜下者也。
諫逐客書》:今陛下致昆山之玉,有隨、和之寶,垂明月之珠,服阿之劍,乘纖離之馬,建翠鳳之旗,樹靈鼉之鼓。
管子·輕重己》:以夏日至始,數九十二日謂之秋至,秋至而禾熟,天子祀於惢,西出其國,百三十八里而壇,服白而絻白,搢玉總,帶錫監,吹塤箎之風,動金石之音,朝諸侯卿大夫列士,循於百姓,號曰祭月。
六韜·文師》:史編曰:「編之祖史疇,為禹占,得皋陶,兆比於此。」
司馬法·天子之義》:長則難犯,短則不及。
尉繚子·武議》:公望年七十,屠牛朝歌,賣食盟津,過七十餘而主不聽,人人謂之狂夫也。

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