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U+5BF8

Seal script

Specialized semantic variant

Semantic variant

Radical:+ 0 strokes = 3 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.399#50 Kangxi: p.293#32 Cihai: p.432r2c02 GSR: 431.a Hanyu: v1,p0503#08
Composition:Component of: 𡬝 𨙯 𫷦 𢁜 𢩭 𭔩 𤜮 𪧷 [More]
Mandarin:cùn ㄘㄨㄣˋ
Cantonese:cyun3
Tang reconstruction:*tsuə̀n
Shuowen:寸部》寸:十分也。人手卻一寸,動𧖴,謂之寸口。从又从一。凡寸之屬皆从寸。
Guangyun:廣韻·去聲··》寸:《說文》曰:度量衡以粟生之十粟爲一分十分爲一寸十寸爲一尺家語云孔子曰布指知寸。倉困切,二。
Kangxi:康熙字典·寸部·寸部》寸:《唐韻》《集韻》倉困切《韻會》《正韻》村困切,𠀤村去聲。《說文》十分也,人手卻一寸,動𧖴謂之寸口。从又从一。《徐曰》一者,記手腕下一寸。此指事也。《家語》布指知寸。《前漢·律歷志》度量衡皆起於黃鐘之律,一黍爲分,十分爲寸,十寸爲一尺。又寸者,忖也,有法度可忖也。凡法度字皆从寸。又姓。《正字通》明嘉靖中梓潼令寸居敬。又叶徒玩切,音叚。《庾信·喜晴應詔詩》伏泉遠習坎,隂風已回巽。桐枝長舊圍,蒲節抽新寸。叶上建傳堰獻。楊愼曰:巽音蒜,寸音斷,或曰建傳堰獻在今霰韻,古音霰翰諫三韻通。
備考:《篇海類編》俗等字。
Fanqie:倉困 (《廣韻·去聲··》)
Unihan definition:inch; small, tiny; KangXi radical 41

Example usage

孟子·告子下》:不揣其本而齊其末,方之木可使高於岑樓。
If you do not adjust them at their lower extremities, but only put their tops on a level, a piece of wood an inch square may be made to be higher than the pointed peak of a high building.
禮記·檀弓上》:蓋榛以為笄,長尺,而總八
Have the hair-pin of hazel-wood, and the hair-knots (hanging down) eight inches.
墨子·節用中》:古者聖王制為節葬之法曰:『衣三領,足以朽肉,棺三,足以朽骸,堀穴深不通於泉,流不發洩則止。』
The ancient sage-kings authorized the code of laws limiting funeral expenditure, saying: "Of shrouds. there shall be three pieces in order to be enough to hold the rotting flesh. The coffin shall be three inches thick, to be sufficient to hold the rotting bones. The pit shall be dug not deep enough to reach water, but just so deep that the gases will not escape."
莊子·山木》:莊周遊乎雕陵之樊,睹一異鵲自南方來者,翼廣七尺,目大運,感周之顙而集於栗林。
As Zhuang Zhou was rambling in the park of Diao-ling he saw a strange bird which came from the south. Its wings were seven cubits in width, and its eyes were large, an inch in circuit. It touched the forehead of Zhou as it passed him, and lighted in a grove of chestnut trees.
道德經》:不敢進,而退尺。
I do not dare to advance an inch; I prefer to retire a foot.
商君書·靳令》:之管無當,必不滿也。
If a tube of no more than four inches has no bottom, it can certainly not be filled.
荀子·禮論》:刑餘罪人之喪,不得合族黨,獨屬妻子,棺槨三,衣衾三領,不得飾棺,不得晝行,以昏殣,凡緣而往埋之,反無哭泣之節,無衰麻之服,無親疏月數之等,各反其平,各復其始,已葬埋,若無喪者而止,夫是之謂至辱。
說苑·脩文》:黃帝詔伶倫作為音律,伶倫自大夏之西,乃之崑崙之陰,取竹於嶰谷,以生竅厚薄均者,斷兩節間,其長九而吹之,以為黃鐘之宮,日含少次,制十二管,以崑崙之下,聽鳳之鳴,以別十二律,其雄鳴為六,雌鳴亦六,以比黃鐘之宮,適合黃鐘之宮,皆可生之,而律之本也。
春秋繁露·王道》:故天為之下甘露,朱草生,醴泉出,風時,嘉禾興,鳳凰麒麟游於郊。
韓詩外傳·卷四》:良珠度,雖有百仞之水,不能掩其瑩。
大戴禮記·主言》:然後布指知,布手知尺,舒肘知尋,十尋而索。
白虎通德論·蓍龜》:《禮三正記》曰:「天子龜長一尺二,諸侯一尺,大夫八,士六。」
新書·六術》:是故立一毫以為度始,十毫為髮,十髮為氂,十氂為分,十分為,十為尺,備於六。
新序·善謀下》:且夫天下游士,捐其親戚,棄墳墓,去故舊,從陛下游者,皆日夜望尺之地,今復立韓、魏、燕、趙、齊、楚之後,其王皆復立,游士各歸事其主,從其親戚。
孔子家語·相魯》:為四之棺,五之槨,因丘陵為墳,不封不樹。
潛夫論·浮侈》:或裂拆繒綵,裁廣數分,長各五,縫繪佩之。
論衡·吉驗》:夫人身長七尺,帶約其要,鉤挂於帶,在身所掩,不過一之內,既微小難中,又滑澤銛靡,鋒刃中鉤者,莫不蹉跌。
風俗通義》:萬物之宗,陰陽交代,、觸石而出,膚而合,不崇朝徧雨天下,唯泰山乎?
孔叢子·廣器》:槷,方六
申鑒·時事》:語曰:「盜跖不能盜田尺。」
獨斷·卷上》:三代建正之別名:夏以十三月為正,十為尺。
蔡中郎集·獨斷》:卻敵冠、前高四,通長四,後高三,監門衛士服之,《禮》無文。
列子·仲尼》:吾見子之心矣,方之地虛矣,幾聖人也!
文子·道原》:所謂後者,調其數而合其時,時之變則,間不容息,先之則太過,後之則不及,日迴月周,時不與人遊,故聖人不貴尺之璧,而貴之陰,時難得而易失。
列仙傳·偓佺》:偓佺者,槐山採藥父也,好食松實,形體生毛,長數,兩目更方,能飛行逐走馬。
老子河上公章句》:不敢進而退尺。
韓非子·揚權》:故上失扶,下得尋常。
申不害·佚文》:之機1運而天下定,方之謀2正而天下治。
慎子·逸文》:有尺者,不可差以長短。
管子·輕重戊》:今吾沐涂樹之枝,日中無尺之陰,出入者長時,行者疾走,父老歸而治生,刃壯者歸而薄業,彼臣歸其三不歸,此以鄉不資也。
六韜·陰符》:破軍擒將之符,長九
海島算經》:又望松本,入表二尺八
九章算術·商功》:今有圓困,高一丈三尺三、少半,容米二千斛。
孫子算經·卷下》:今有平地聚粟,下周三丈六尺,高四尺五
周髀算經·卷上》:夫天不可階而升,地不可得尺而度。
淮南子·齊俗訓》:視高下不差尺,明主弗任,而求之乎浣准。
呂氏春秋·舉難》:尺之木必有節目,之玉必有瑕瓋。
史記·秦始皇本紀》:大雨雪,深二尺五
春秋左傳》:三月,公至自齊,處于鄆,言魯地也,夏,齊侯將納公,命無受魯貨,申豐從女賈,以幣錦二兩,縛一如瑱,適齊師,謂子猶之人高齮,能貨子猶,為高氏後,粟五千庾,高齮以錦示子猶,子猶欲之,齮曰,魯人買之,百兩一布,以道之不通,先入幣財,子猶受之,言於齊侯曰,群臣不盡力于魯君者,非不能事君也,然據有異焉,宋元公為魯君如晉,卒於曲棘,叔孫昭子求納其君,無疾而死,不知天之棄魯耶,抑魯君有罪於鬼神,故及此也,君若待于曲棘,使群臣從魯君以卜焉,若可,師有濟也,君而繼之,茲無敵矣,若其無成,君無辱焉,齊侯從之,使公子鉏帥師從公成大夫,公孫朝謂平子曰,有都以衛國也,請我受師,許之,請納質,弗許,曰,信女足矣,告於齊師曰,孟氏,魯之敝室也,用成已甚,弗能忍也,請息肩于齊,齊師圍成,成人伐齊師之飲馬于淄者,曰,將以厭眾,魯成備而後告,曰,不勝眾,師及齊師戰于炊鼻,齊子淵捷從洩聲子,射之中楯瓦,繇朐汏,輈匕入者三,聲子射其馬,斬鞅,殪,改駕人以為鬷戾也,而助之,子車曰,齊人也,將擊子車,子車射之,殪,其御曰,又之,子車曰,眾可懼也,而不可怒也,子囊帶從野洩,叱之,洩曰,軍無私怒,報乃私也,將亢子,又叱之,亦叱之,冉豎射陳武子,中手,失弓而罵,以告平子曰,有君子白皙,鬒鬚眉,甚口,平子曰,必子彊也,無乃亢諸,對曰,謂之君子,何敢亢之,林雍羞為顏鳴右,下,苑何忌取其耳,顏鳴去之,苑子之御曰,視下顧,苑子刜林雍,斷其足,鑋而乘於他車以歸,顏鳴三入齊師,呼曰,林雍乘。
國語·周語下》:夫目之察度也,不過步武尺之間。
晏子春秋》:之管無當,天下不能足之以粟。

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