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Chinese Text Project

U+64CD

Seal script

Radical:+ 13 strokes = 16 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.158#54 p.326#57 p.418#10 Kangxi: p.458#15 Cihai: p.594r3c01 GSR: 1134.m Hanyu: v3,p1969#03
Composition:Left: , right: . Component of: 𧂈 𥩃
Mandarin:cāo cào ㄘㄠ ㄘㄠˋ
Cantonese:cou1 cou3
Tang reconstruction:tsɑu tsɑ̀u
Shuowen:手部》操:把持也。从手喿聲。
Guangyun:廣韻·下平聲··》操:操持。七刀切,又七到切,四。
廣韻·上聲··》操:車轂中空。
廣韻·去聲··》操:持也,又志操。七到切,又七刀切,七。
Kangxi:康熙字典·手部·十三》操:《唐韻》七刀切《集韻》《韻會》《正韻》倉刀切,𠀤草平聲。《說文》把持也。《禮·曲禮》謀於長者,必操几杖以從之。《左傳·襄三十一年》猶未能操刀而使割也。《前漢·貢禹傳》勇猛能操切百姓者。《註》操,持也。切,刻也。又姓。明嘉靖給事中操守經,江西浮梁人。又《唐韻》《集韻》《韻會》《正韻》𠀤七到切,音糙。所守也,持念也。《前漢·張湯傳》湯客田甲有賢操。《註》所執持之志行也。《後漢·趙熹傳》熹少有節操。又風調曰操。《南史·袁粲傳》淸整有風操。又琴曲也。《後漢·曹褒傳》樂詩曲操,以俟君子。《註》《劉向·別錄》曰:君子因雅琴以致思,其道閉塞,悲愁而作者,名其曲曰操。言遇災害,不失其操也。
Fanqie:七刀 (《廣韻·下平聲··》) 七到 (《廣韻·下平聲··》) 蘇后 (《廣韻·上聲··》) 七到 (《廣韻·去聲··》) 七刀 (《廣韻·去聲··》)
Unihan definition:conduct, run, control, manage

CTP Dictionary


cāo ㄘㄠ (1.1): 持,拿著。 Hold, holding.
墨子·尚同下》:一手之也,不若二手
3彊也
The grasp of one hand cannot compare with that of two.
莊子·盜跖》:此六子者,無異於磔犬、流豕、瓢而乞者,皆離名輕死,不念本養壽命者也。
(The deaths of) these four men were not different from those of the dog that is torn in pieces, the pig that is borne away by a current, or the beggar (drowned in a ditch) with his alms-gourd in his hand. They were all caught as in a net by their (desire for) fame, not caring to nourish their life to its end, as they were bound to do.
呂氏春秋·古樂》:昔葛天氏之樂,三人牛尾投足以歌八闋:一曰載民,二曰玄鳥,三曰遂草木,四曰奮五穀,五曰敬天常,六曰達帝功,七曰依地德,八曰總萬物之極。
cāo ㄘㄠ (1.2): 掌握,駕馭。 Control, drive.
莊子·達生》:顏淵問仲尼曰:「吾嘗濟乎觴深之淵,津人舟若神。」
Yan Yuan asked Zhongni, saying, 'When I was crossing the gulf of Shang-shen, the ferryman handled the boat like a spirit.'
韓非子·人主》:所謂貴者,無法而擅行,國柄而便私者也。
cāo ㄘㄠ (1.3): 攜,帶著。 Carry, bring with.
莊子·天地》:孝子藥以修慈父,其色燋然,聖人羞之。
He was like the filial son carrying in the medicine to cure his kind father, with every sign of distress in his countenance. A sage would be ashamed (of such a thing).
韓非子》:鄭人有且置履者,先自度其足而置之其坐,至之市而忘之,已得履,乃曰:「吾忘持度。」
史記》:魏人鄭安平聞之,乃遂范睢亡,伏匿,更名姓曰張祿。
cāo ㄘㄠ (2): 擔任,從事。 Serve as, do.
孫子兵法·用間》:孫子曰:凡興師十萬,出征千里,百姓之費,公家之奉,日費千金,內外騷動,怠于道路,不得事者,七十萬家,相守數年,以爭一日之勝,而愛爵祿百金,不知敵之情者,不仁之至也,非人之將也,非主之佐也,非勝之主也。
cāo ㄘㄠ (3): (舊讀cào)操守,品德。 Integrity, moral character.
孟子·滕文公下》:充仲子之,則蚓而後可者也。
To carry out the principles which he holds, one must become an earthworm, for so only can it be done.
呂氏春秋·任數》:君臣易,則上之三官者廢矣。
cāo ㄘㄠ (4.1): (舊讀cào)琴曲名。 Cao, name of a piece of zither music.
cāo ㄘㄠ (4.2): (舊讀cào)彈奏(琴曲)。 Play (on the zither).
春秋左傳》:土風,不忘舊也。

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