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U+6027

Seal script

Radical:+ 5 strokes = 8 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.431#6 Kangxi: p.381#24 Cihai: p.527r1c01 GSR: 812.s Hanyu: v4,p2286#04
Composition:Left: , right: . Compositionally related: 𢘡 . Component of: 𠶞
Mandarin:xìng ㄒㄧㄥˋ
Cantonese:sing3
Tang reconstruction:*siɛ̀ng
Shuowen:心部》性:人之阳气性善者也。从心生声。
Guangyun:广韵·去声··》性:性行也。息正切,二。
Kangxi:康熙字典·心部·》性:《唐韵》《集韵》《韵会》《正韵》𠀤息正切,音姓。《中庸》天命之谓性。《注》性是赋命自然。《孝经·说曰》性者,生之质也。若木性则仁,金性则义,火性则礼,水性则知,土性则信。又《通论》性者,生也。《周礼·地官·大司徒》以土会之法,辨五地之物生。杜子春读生爲性。《贾疏》性亦训生,义旣不殊,故后郑不破之也。又《貉隶注》不生乳。刘音色敬切。又无爲而安行,曰性之。《孟子》尧舜性之也。又姓。又《集韵》新佞切,音胜。心悸也。《𨻰淳曰》性字从生从心,是人生来具是理于心方名曰性。
考证:〔《周礼·地官·大司徒》以土会之法,辨五地之物生。杜子春读生爲性。《释文》性亦训生。〕谨照周礼原本释文改贾疏。
Fanqie:息正 (《广韵·去声··》)
Unihan definition:nature, character, sex

Example usage

论语·公冶长》:夫子之言与天道,不可得而闻也。
His discourses about man's nature, and the way of Heaven, cannot be heard.
孟子·尽心上》:孟子曰:“形色,天也。”
Mencius said, 'The bodily organs with their functions belong to our Heaven-conferred nature.'
礼记·王制》:司徒修六礼以节民,明七教以兴民德,齐八政以防淫,一道德以同俗,养耆老以致孝,恤孤独以逮不足,上贤以崇德,简不肖以绌恶。
The minister of Instruction defined and set forth the six ceremonial observances: to direct and control the nature of the people; clearly illustrated the seven lessons (of morality) to stimulate their virtue; inculcated uniformity in the eight objects of government, to guard against all excess; taught the sameness of the course (of duty) and virtue, to assimilate manners; nourished the aged, to secure the completion of filial piety; showed pity to orphans and solitaries, to reach those who had been bereaved; exalted men of talents and worth, to give honour to virtue; and dealt summarily with the unworthy, to discountenance wickedness.
孝经·丧亲》:毁不灭,此圣人之政也。
And that emaciation must not be carried to the extinction of life. Such is the rule of the sages.
扬子法言·》:天降生民,倥侗颛蒙,恣乎情,聪明不开,训诸理,撰《学行》。
When Tian gives birth to the masses, they are naive and ignorant. They give free reign to their desires and original natures, and their intelligence is undeveloped. To teach them the proper principles, I have written "Learning and Practice."
庄子·骈拇》:骈拇枝指,出乎哉!
A ligament uniting the big toe with the other toes and an extra finger may be natural growths.
商君书·算地》:求名,失之常。
If they strive for fame, they lose the eternal principles of human nature.
孙子兵法·兵势》:任势者,其战人也,如转木石,木石之,安则静,危则动,方则止,圆则行。
When he utilizes combined energy, his fighting men become as it were like unto rolling logs or stones. For it is the nature of a log or stone to remain motionless on level ground, and to move when on a slope; if four-cornered, to come to a standstill, but if round-shaped, to go rolling down.
史记·殷本纪》:及西伯伐饥国,灭之,纣之臣祖伊闻之而咎周,恐,奔告纣曰:“天既讫我殷命,假人元龟,无敢知吉,非先王不相我后人,维王淫虐用自绝,故天弃我,不有安食,不虞知天,不迪率典。”
Chief of the West marched against and conquered the Ji State, and the tyrant's minister Zu-yi heard of it, and blaming [the house of] Zhou hurried off in alarm to report it to the tyrant. He said: 'Heaven is bringing to an end the destiny of our dynasty of Yin; great men and the ancient tortoise do not venture to foretell good fortune. It is not that the former kings do not aid us men of this later time; but you, O king, by your dissoluteness and oppression are cutting yourself off. Heaven has therefore rejected us; we do not eat our meals in peace, we do not consider our heavenly nature, we do not follow and observe the statutes.'
荀子·大略》:不富无以养民情,不教无以理民
说苑·辨物》:今宫室崇侈,民力屈尽,百姓疾怨,莫安其,石言不亦可乎?
春秋繁露·玉杯》:人受命于天,有善善恶恶之,可养而不可改,可豫而不可去,若形体之可肥,而不可得革也。
韩诗外传·卷一》:君子有辩善之度,以治气养,则身后彭祖。
大戴礼记》:知既知之,行既由之,言既顺之,若夫命肌肤之不可易也,富贵不足以益,贫贱不足以损。
白虎通德论·》:钻木燧取火,教民熟食,养人利,避臭去毒,谓之燧人也。
新书·大政上》:仁义者,明君之也。
新序·善谋下》:留侯张子房,于汉已定,多疾,即导引不食谷,杜门不出。
中论·治学》:学也者、所以疏神达思、怡情理,圣人之上务也。
孔子家语·相鲁》:乃别五土之,而物各得其所生之宜,咸得厥所。
潜夫论·赞学》:是故君子者,非绝世,善自托于物也。
论衡·命义》:亦有三:有正,有随,有遭。
太玄经·》:次四,庳虚无因,大受命,否。
风俗通义》:后太守宋均到,乃移记属县曰:“夫虎豹在山,鼋鼍在渊,物之所托。”
孔丛子·杂训》:是故虽有本,而加之以学,则无惑矣。
申鉴·政体》:俗乱则道荒,虽天地不得保其矣。
新语·道基》:故曰:张日月,列星辰,序四时,调阴阳,布气治,次置五行,春生夏长,秋收冬藏,阳生雷电,阴成雪霜,养育群生,一茂一亡,润之以风雨,曝之以日光,温之以节气,降之以殒霜,位之以众星,制之以斗衡,苞之以六合,罗之以纪纲,改之以灾变,告之以祯祥,动之以生杀,悟之以文章。
蔡中郎集·弹琴赋》:通理治,恬淡清溢。
墨子·大取》:为暴人语天之为是也而,为暴人歌天之为非也。
列子·天瑞》:命非汝有,是天地之委顺也。
鶡冠子·兵政》:立而倚之,则妇人揭之,仆而措之,则不择而能举其中。
文子·道原》:故真人用心,杖依神,相扶而得终始,是以其寝不梦,觉而无忧。
文始真经·四符》:是以万物之来,我皆对之以,而不对之以心。
列仙传·赤将子舆》:云中可游,命可度。
老子河上公章句》:五气轻微,为精、神、聪、明、音声五
韩非子·饰邪》:乱弱者亡,人之也。
慎子·逸文》:不逆天理,不伤情,不吹毛而求小疵,不洗垢而察难知,不引绳之外,不推绳之内,不急法之外,不缓法之内。
管子·版法解》:故莫不生殖,圣人法之,以覆载万民,故莫不得其职,得其职
吴子·料敌》:夫齐刚,其国富,君臣骄奢而简于细民,其政宽而禄不均,一陈两心,前重后轻,故重而不坚。
司马法·严位》:人方有州异,教成俗,俗州异,道化俗。
尉缭子·武议》:胜兵似水,夫水至柔弱者也,然所以触,丘陵必为之崩,无异也,专而触诚也。
孙子算经·》:穷道德之理,究命之情。

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