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U+5DE5

Seal script

Jinwen

Jiaguwen

Semantic variant
𠜝
Semantic variant
𢀚
Semantic variant

Radical:+ 0 strokes = 3 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.29#2 Kangxi: p.325#01 Cihai: p.463r2c02 GSR: 1172.a Hanyu: v1,p0410#06
Composition:Top: , bottom: . Component of: 𠃖 𢀒 𢀕 𢀙 𨸖 𡆬 [More]
Mandarin:gōng ㄍㄨㄥ
Cantonese:gung1
Tang reconstruction:gung
Shuowen:工部》工:巧飾也。象人有規榘也。與巫同意。凡工之屬皆从工。
Guangyun:廣韻·上平聲··》工:官也,又工巧也。
Kangxi:康熙字典·工部·工部》工:〔古文〕𢀚㣉𠜝《唐韻》古紅切《集韻》沽紅切,𠀤音公。《說文》巧飾也,象人有䂓榘也。《廣韻》巧也。《玉篇》善其事也。《·小雅》工祝致告。《傳》善其事曰工。《疏》工者巧於所能。又《玉篇》官也。《·堯典》允釐百工。又共工,官名。《·堯典》共工方鳩僝功。又《韻會》匠也。《禮·曲禮》天子之六工,曰土工,金工,石工,木工,獸工,草工。《周禮·冬官考工記》審曲面埶,以飭五材,以辨民器,謂之百工。又《正韻》事任也。《書·臯陶謨》無曠庶官,天工人其代之。《集傳》庶官所治,無非天事。又射工,蟲名。《博物志》射工蟲口中有弩形,氣射人影,隨所著處發瘡。又通作功。《魏志·管輅傳註》輅弟辰曰:與輅辨人物,析臧否,說近義,彈曲直,拙而不功也。
考證:〔《周禮·冬官考工記》審曲面勢。〕謹照原文勢改埶。
Fanqie:古紅 (《廣韻·上平聲··》)
Unihan definition:labor, work; worker, laborer

Example usage

論語·衛靈公》:子曰:「欲善其事,必先利其器。」
The Master said, "The mechanic, who wishes to do his work well, must first sharpen his tools."
孟子·盡心上》:孟子曰:「大匠不為拙改廢繩墨,羿不為拙射變其彀率。」
Mencius said, 'A great artificer does not, for the sake of a stupid workman, alter or do away with the marking-line. Yi did not, for the sake of a stupid archer, charge his rule for drawing the bow.'
禮記·曲禮下》:天子之六:曰土、金、石、木、獸、草,典制六材。
The six manufactures of the son of Heaven are under the care of (the superintendents of) the workers in earth; the workers in metal; the workers in stone; the workers in wood; the workers in (the skins of) animals; and the workers in twigs. These preside over the six departments of stores.
揚子法言》:曰:「女之蠹矣。」
Yangzi said: It is the worm in women's work.
莊子·德充符》:故聖人有所遊,而知為孽,約為膠,德為接,為商。
'Therefore the sagely man has that in which his mind finds its enjoyment, and (looks on) wisdom as (but) the shoots from an old stump; agreements with others are to him but so much glue ; kindnesses are (but the arts of) intercourse; and great skill is (but as) merchants' wares.
史記·五帝本紀》:讙兜曰:「共旁聚布功,可用。」
Huandou said, 'The minister of works, who is generally popular, and has displayed merit, could be employed.'
荀子·大略》:農精於田,而不可以為田師,賈亦然。
說苑·君道》:周公對曰:「臣聞之,天子無戲言,言則史書之,誦之,士稱之。」
春秋繁露·王道》:侈宮室,廣苑囿,窮五采之變,極飭材之,困野獸之足,竭山澤之列,食類惡之獸。
韓詩外傳·卷二》:昔者舜於使人,造父於使馬,舜不窮其民,造父不極其馬,是以舜無佚民,造父無佚馬。
大戴禮記·主言》:是故君先立於仁,則大夫忠,而士信、民敦、璞、商愨、女憧、婦空空,七者教之志也。
白虎通德論·諫諍》:《禮保傅》曰:「王失度,則史書之,誦之,三公進讀之,宰夫撤其膳。」
新書·保傅》:瞽史誦詩,誦箴諫,大夫進謀,士傳民語。
新序·善謀下》:且兩雄不俱立,楚、漢久相持不決,百姓騷動,海內搖蕩,農夫釋耒,女下機,天下之心,未有所定也。
中論·脩本》:夫珠之含礫,瑾之挾瑕,斯其性與良為之以純其性,若夫素然,故觀二物之既純,而知仁德之可粹也。
孔子家語·三恕》:孔子曰:「太廟之堂,官致良之匠,匠致良材,盡其巧,蓋貴久矣,尚有說也。」
潛夫論·讚學》:是故「欲善其事,必先利其器」。
論衡·命義》:猶高祖初起,相入豐、沛之邦,多封侯之人矣,未必老少男女俱貴而有相也,卓礫時見,往往皆然
太玄經·太玄數》:三八為木,為東方,為春,日甲乙,辰寅卯,聲角,色青,味酸,臭羶,形詘信,生火,勝土,時生,藏脾,侟志,性仁,情喜,事貌,用恭,撝肅,徵旱,帝太昊,神勾芒,星從其位,類為鱗,為雷,為鼓,為恢聲,為新,為躁,為戶,為牖,為嗣,為承,為葉,為緒,為赦,為解,為多子,為出,為予,為竹,為草,為果,為實,為魚,為䟽器,為規,為田,為木,為矛,為青怪,為鼽,為狂。
風俗通義·六國》:使為
孔叢子·廣言》:,官也。
申鑒·政體》:若乃二端不愆,五德不離,六節不悖,則三才允序,五事交備,百惟釐,庶績咸熙。
忠經·百工章》:有國之建,百惟才。
新語·道基》:於是後聖乃定《五經》,明《六藝》,承天統地,窮事微,原情立本,以緒人倫,宗諸天地,脩篇章,垂諸來世,被諸鳥獸,以匡衰亂,天人合策,原道悉備,智者達其心,百窮其巧,乃調之以管絃絲竹之音,設鍾鼓歌舞之樂,以節奢侈,正風俗,通文雅。
獨斷·卷上》:社神蓋共氏之子句龍也,能平水土,帝顓頊之世舉以為土正,天下賴其功,堯祠以為社。
蔡中郎集·獨斷》:《臣》、一章十句,諸侯助祭遣之于廟之所歌也。
墨子·經下》:且然不可正,而不害用,說在宜。
列子·湯問》:其後共氏與顓頊爭為帝,怒而觸不周之山,折天柱,絕地維,故天傾西北,日月星辰就焉。
鶡冠子·天則》:夫裁衣而知擇其,裁國而知索其人,此固世之所公哉。
文子·上德》:使倡吹竽,使攝竅,雖中節,以可使決,君形亡焉。
列仙傳·赤將子輿》:至堯帝時,為木
韓非子·解老》:人數變業則失其功,作者數搖徙則亡其功。
慎子·威德》:古者不兼事,士不兼官。
管子·輕重甲》:管子對曰:「楚有汝漢之黃金,而齊有渠展之鹽,燕有遼東之煮,此陰王之國也,且楚之有黃金,中齊有薔石也,苟有操之不,用之不善,天下倪而是耳,使夷吾得居楚之黃金,吾能令農毋耕而食,女毋織而衣。」
吳子·料敵》:其有用五兵、材力健疾、志在吞敵者,必加其爵列,可以決勝。
六韜·六守》:太公曰:「大農、大,大商,謂之三寶。」
尉繚子·守權》:守法,城一丈十人守之,食不與焉。
淮南子·齊俗訓》:治國之道,上無苛令,官無煩治,士無偽行,無淫巧,其事經而不擾,其器完而不飾。
呂氏春秋·愛類》:王曰:「公輸般,天下之巧也,已為攻宋之械矣。」
鬼谷子·權篇》:不用所拙,而用愚人之所:故不困也。
尹文子·大道上》:匠不能,無害於巧。

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