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U+5DE7

Seal script

Semantic variant
𢩨
Semantic variant

Radical:+ 2 strokes = 5 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.299#32 p.416#7 Kangxi: p.325#09 Cihai: p.465r5c01 GSR: 1041.l Hanyu: v1,p0412#01
Composition:Left: , right: . Component of: 𫩟 𢫚 𭩣 𤇤 𧊌 𥬤 𥿣 𨥿 𨾢 𬰗 𩈎 𩿸 𫶱
Mandarin:qiǎo ㄑㄧㄠˇ
Cantonese:haau2 kiu2
Tang reconstruction:kǎu
Shuowen:工部》巧:技也。从工丂聲。
Guangyun:廣韻·上聲··》巧:好也,能也,善也,苦絞切又巧僞。苦敎切,二。
廣韻·去聲··》巧:巧僞。《山海經》云:義均始爲巧倕作百巧也。又苦絞切。
Kangxi:康熙字典·工部·》巧:〔古文〕丂𢩨《唐韻》《集韻》《韻會》《正韻》𠀤苦絞切,敲上聲。《說文》技也。《廣韻》能也,善也。《韻會》機巧也。《周禮·冬官考工記》天有時,地有氣,材有美,工有巧。合此四者,然後可以爲良。《山海經》義均始爲巧,倕始作下民百巧。又《增韻》拙之反。《韻會》黠慧也。《老子·道德經》大巧若拙。《淮南子·主術訓》是故有大略者,不可責以捷巧。又《廣韻》好也。《詩·衞風》巧笑倩兮。又《韻會》射者工于命中曰巧。《孟子》知譬則巧也。又《廣韻》僞也。《·小雅》巧言如簧,顏之厚矣。《傳》出言虛僞,而不知慚於人。《禮·月令》毋或作淫巧。《註》淫巧,謂僞飾不如法也。又《廣韻》苦敎切。《集韻》《韻會》《正韻》口敎切,𠀤敲去聲。義同。又叶去九切,音糗。《前漢·司馬遷傳》聖人不巧,時變是守。
Fanqie:苦敎 (《廣韻·上聲··》) 苦敎 (《廣韻·去聲··》) 苦絞 (《廣韻·去聲··》)
Unihan definition:skillful, ingenious, clever

CTP Dictionary

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Example usage

論語·學而》:子曰:「言令色,鮮矣仁!」
The Master said, "Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue."
孟子·盡心上》:為機變之者,無所用恥焉。
Those who form contrivances and versatile schemes distinguished for their artfulness, do not allow their sense of shame to come into action.
禮記·檀弓下》:般,爾以人之母嘗,則豈不得以?
Ban, you would, in the case of another man's mother, make trial of your ingenuity
莊子·齊物論》:自此以往,歷不能得,而況其凡乎!
Going on from this (in our enumeration), the most skilful reckoner cannot reach (the end of the necessary numbers), and how much less can ordinary people do so!
道德經》:棄利,盜賊無有。
If we could renounce our artful contrivances and discard our (scheming for) gain, there would be no thieves nor robbers.
商君書·墾令》:重刑而連其罪,則褊急之民不鬥,很剛之民不訟,怠惰之民不游,費資之民不作,諛惡心之民無變也。
If penalties are made heavy and relations are involved in the punishments, petty and irascible people will not quarrel, intractable and stubborn people will not litigate, slothful and lazy people will not idle, those who waste their substance will not thrive, and those of evil heart, given to flattery, will bring about no change.
孫子兵法·作戰》:故兵聞拙速,未睹之久也。
Thus, though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays.
史記·夏本紀》:能知能惠,何憂乎驩兜,何遷乎有苗,何畏乎言善色佞人?
When a man can be thus wise and kind, why should he have anxiety about a Huandou? why to be removing a chief of the Miao tribes? why should he fear a man of specious words, good appearance, and artful ways?
荀子·》:無知無,善治衣裳。
說苑·君道》:既成威德,民親以服,清白上通,佞下塞,諫者得進,忠信乃畜。
春秋繁露》:司寇為亂,足恭不謹,言令色,阿黨不平,慢令爭誅,誅殺無罪,則司營誅之,營蕩是也。
韓詩外傳·卷三》:麑衣而䀈領,而女不以獲罪。
大戴禮記》:言令色,能小行而篤,難於仁矣。
白虎通德論·鄉射》:示服猛,佞也。
新書·脩政語上》:帝嚳曰:緣道者之辭而與為道已,緣者之事而學為已,行仁者之操而與為仁已。
中論·脩本》:故一尺之錦,足以見其
孔子家語·致思》:孔子問之曰:「子乎?」
潛夫論·讚學》:使倕加繩墨而制之以斤斧,女工加五色而制之以機杼,則皆成宗廟之器、黼黻之章,可著於鬼神,可御於王公。
論衡·命義》:天有王梁、造父,人亦有之,稟受其氣,故於御。
風俗通義》:,詐也。
孔叢子·公孫龍》:子高莫之應,退而告人曰:「言非而博,而不理。」
申鑒·政體》:空市則民不與,民不與,則為詐而取之,謂之偷竊。
素書·安禮章》:相勝。
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,百工窮其,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·卷下》:其鄉射行禮,公卿冠委貌,衣玄端,執事者皮弁服,宮門僕射冠卻非,大樂郊社祝舞者冠建華,其狀如婦人縷簏,迎氣五郊舞者所冠,亦為冕,車駕出後有士冠,似高山冠而小。
蔡中郎集·獨斷》:士冠、高五寸,要後相通埽除,從官服之,《禮》無文。
墨子·經上》:轉則求其故。
列子·天瑞》:又有人鍾賢世,矜能,脩名譽,誇張於世,而不知己者,亦何人哉?
鶡冠子·道端》:富者觀其所予,足以知仁,貴者觀其所舉,足以知忠,觀其大𥘽,長不讓少,貴不讓賤,足以知禮達,觀其所不行,足以知義,受官任治,觀其去就,足以知智,迫之不懼,足以知勇,口利辭,足以知辯,使之不隱,足以知信,貧者觀其所不取,足以知廉,賤者觀其所不為,足以知賢,測深觀天,足以知聖。
文子·精誠》:天之與人,有以相通,故國之沮亡也,天文變,世或亂,虹蜺見,萬物有以相連,精氣有以相薄,故神明之事,不可以智為也,不可以強力致也。
文始真經·一宇》:關尹子曰:「兩人射,相遇則拙見。」
列仙傳·鹿皮公》:皮公興思,妙纏綿。
老子河上公章句》:棄利,者,詐偽亂真也。
韓非子·主道》:不自操事而知拙與,不自計慮而知福與咎。
慎子·威德》:百工之子,不學而能者,非生也,言有常事也。
管子·輕重戊》:衡山之君告其相曰:「天下爭吾械器,令其買再什以上」,衡山之民,釋其本而修械器之
六韜·上賢》:掩善揚惡,進退為,王者慎勿與謀。
司馬法·定爵》:凡戰:定爵位,著功罪,收遊士,申教詔,訊厥眾,求厥技,方慮極物,變嫌推疑,養力索,因心之動。
三略·上略》:所適如肢體相隨,骨節相救,天道自然,其無間。
淮南子·道應訓》:有力,擊之不中。
呂氏春秋·愛類》:王曰:「公輸般,天下之工也,已為攻宋之械矣。」

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