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U+592A

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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 𢪯 𤝁 𡊀 𡛕 𤵉 𧘹 𬎦 𮂲 𡘒 [More]
Mandarin:tài ㄊㄞˋ
Cantonese:taai3
Tang reconstruction:*tɑ̀i
Guangyun:广韵·去声··》太:甚也,大也,通也。《周礼》云:太史掌建邦之六典宋书曰太史掌历数灵台专候日月星气焉经典本作大亦汉复姓六氏汉有尚书太叔雄古今人表有太师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:《集韵》他盖切,音汰。与大泰𠀤同。《说文》滑也。一曰大也,通也。○按经史太字俱作大。如大极、大初、大素、大室、大𤣥、大庙、大学及官名大师、大宰之类。又作泰,如泰卦、泰坛、泰誓、泰春、泰夏、泰秋、泰冬之类。范氏撰《后汉书》父名泰,避家讳,攺从太。毛氏韵增,经史古太字无点,后人加点以别小大之大,非。《字汇》引之,失考。又姓。文王四友太顚之后。见《统谱》。又叶力至切,音利。《欧阳修·祭龙文》宜安尔居,静以养智。冬雪春雨,其多已太。又《集韵》他达切,音獭。太末,汉县名。在会稽西南。亦作太。
Fanqie:他盖 (《广韵·去声··》)
Unihan definition:very, too, much; big; extreme

CTP Dictionary


太牢
tài láo ㄊㄞˋ ㄌㄠˊ : 古代祭祀宴会时,牛、羊、猪都具备为太牢。 Type of sacrifice requiring an ox, sheep, and pig.
庄子·至乐》:昔者海鸟止于鲁郊,鲁侯御而觞之于庙,奏九韶以为乐,具太牢以为善。
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.
道德经》:衆人熙熙,如享太牢,如春登台。
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·修务训》:受教一言,精神晓泠,纯闻条达,欣然七日不食,如飨太牢,是以明照四海,名施后世,达略天地,察分秋豪,称誉叶语,至今不休。
史记·项羽本纪》:项王使者来,为太牢具,举欲进之。
说苑·君道》:昔齐桓公得管仲隰朋,辩其言,说其义,正月之朝,令具太牢进之先祖,桓公西面而立,管仲隰朋东面而立,桓公赞曰:“自吾得听二子之言,吾目加明,耳加聪,不敢独擅,愿荐之先祖。”
吕氏春秋·二月纪》:至之日,以太牢祀于高禖。

太后
tài hòu ㄊㄞˋ ㄏㄡˋ : 国君或皇帝的母亲。 Mother of a ruler or emperor.
史记·吕不韦列传》:始皇十九年,太后薨,谥为帝太后,与庄襄王会葬茝阳

太子
tài ㄊㄞˋ ㄗˇ : 诸侯王的正式继承人。 Crown prince, legitimate successor to a ruler.
史记·殷本纪》:汤崩,太子太丁未立而卒,于是乃立太丁之弟外丙,是为帝外丙
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.
春秋左传》:初,晋穆侯之夫人姜氏,以条之役生太子,命之曰仇,其弟以千亩之战生,命之曰成师
说苑·立节》:宋襄公兹父为桓公太子,桓公有后妻子,曰公子目夷,公爱之,兹父为公爱之也
列女传·晋文齐姜》:初文公父献公,纳骊姬,谮杀太子申生。
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Example usage

论语·乡党》:庙,每事问。
When he entered the ancestral temple of the state, he asked about everything.
孟子·尽心上》:公辟纣,居东海之滨,闻文王作兴,曰:‘盍归乎来!’
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?"
礼记·缁衣》:》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."
扬子法言》:或曰:“上无法而治,法非所以为治也。”
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·亲士》:上无败,其次败而有以成,此之谓用民。
The greatest men know of no defeat. The next greatest turn failure into success, and this, by the employment of the people.
庄子·应帝王》:壶子曰:“吾乡示之以冲莫胜。”
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.'
道德经》:上,下知有之。
In the highest antiquity, (the people) did not know that there were (their rulers).
史记·五帝本纪》:史公曰:学者多称五帝,尚矣。
The historian remarks on this as follows: Most scholars say that the five emperors are deserving of honour.
荀子·大略》:婴贫无财,请假于君子,赠吾子以言:乘舆之轮,山之木也,示诸檃栝,三月五月,为帱采,敝而不反其常。
说苑·修文》:是故黄钟生林钟,林钟生大吕,大吕生夷则,夷则生簇,簇生南吕,南吕生夹钟,夹钟生无射,无射生姑洗,姑洗生应钟,应钟生蕤宾。
春秋繁露·玉杯》:且文公以秋祭,以冬纳币,皆失于蚤。
韩诗外传·卷一》:古者、天子左五钟,将出,则撞黄钟,而右五钟皆应之,马鸣中律,驾者有文,御者有数,立则磬折,拱则抱鼓,行步中规,折旋中矩,然后师奏升车之乐,告出也。
大戴礼记·礼三本》:王者天祖,诸侯不敢怀,大夫、士有常宗,所以别贵始,德之本也。
白虎通德论·》:王者子亦称士何?
新书·修政语上》:然后济东海,入江内,取绿图,西济积石,涉流沙,登于昆仑,于是还归中国,以平天下,天下平,唯躬道而已。
新序·善谋下》:岁馀,上欲废子,立戚氏夫人子赵王如意,大臣多争,未能得坚决者也。
中论·治学》:昊观天地而画八卦,燧人察时令而钻火,帝轩闻凤鸣而调律,仓颉视鸟迹而作书,斯大圣之学乎神明而发乎物类也。
孔子家语·始诛》:夫殷汤诛尹谐,文王诛潘正,周公诛管蔡,公诛华士,管仲诛付乙,子产诛史何,凡此七子皆异世而同诛者,以七子异世而同恶,故不可赦也。
潜夫论·务本》:故明君之法,务此二者,以为成平之基,致休徵之祥。
论衡·幸偶》:佞幸之徒,闳、藉孺之辈,无德薄才,以色称媚,不宜爱而受宠,不当亲而得附,非道理之宜,故史公为之作传
太玄经·》:测曰,“腹决”“脱”、断得理也。
风俗通义·皇霸》:非有典艺之文,坚基可据,推当今以览古,自昭昭而本冥冥,乃欲审其事而建其论,董其是非而综其详矣,言也实为难哉!
孔丛子·论书》:埋少牢于昭,所以祭时也。
申鉴·政体》:平备物,非极欲也。
忠经·尽忠章》:四海之内有平音。
新语·道基》:公自布衣升三公之位,累世享千乘之爵。
独断·卷上》:史令司马迁记事,当言帝则依违但言上,不敢渫渎言尊号,尊王之义也。
蔡中郎集·独断》:傅胡公说曰:“《左氏传》有南冠而絷者。”
列子·天瑞》:故曰:有易,有初,有始,有素。
鶡冠子·天则》:一叶蔽目,不见山,两豆塞耳,不闻雷霆。
文子·道原》:神明者,得其内,得其内者,五藏宁,思虑平,耳目聪明,筋骨劲强,疏达而不悖,坚强而不匮,无所过,无所不逮。
文始真经·二柱》:一运之象,周乎空。
列仙传·邛疏》:至数百年,往来入室山中,有卧石牀枕焉。
老子河上公章句》:如享牢,如饥思牢之具,意无足时也。
韩非子·爱臣》:爱臣亲,必危其身。
慎子·民杂》:大君者,上也,兼畜下者也。
谏逐客书》:今陛下致昆山之玉,有随、和之宝,垂明月之珠,服阿之剑,乘纤离之马,建翠凤之旗,树灵鼍之鼓。
管子·轻重己》:以夏日至始,数九十二日谓之秋至,秋至而禾熟,天子祀于惢,西出其国,百三十八里而坛,服白而絻白,搢玉总,带锡监,吹埙篪之风,动金石之音,朝诸侯卿大夫列士,循于百姓,号曰祭月。
六韬·文师》:史编曰:“编之祖史畴,为禹占,得皋陶,兆比于此。”
司马法·天子之义》:长则难犯,短则不及。
尉缭子·武议》:公望年七十,屠牛朝歌,卖食盟津,过七十馀而主不听,人人谓之狂夫也。

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