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U+7C21

Seal script

Simplified character

Semantic variant

Radical:+ 12 strokes = 18 strokes total.
References:Kangxi: p.899#14 GSR: 191.d Hanyu: v5,p3017#15
Composition:Top: 𥫗, bottom: . Component of: 𡅉 𪦴 𣠰 𤓃 𫌙 𨰝
Mandarin:jiǎn ㄐㄧㄢˇ
Cantonese:gaan2
Tang reconstruction:gɛ̌n
Shuowen:竹部》简:牒也。从竹闲声。
Guangyun:广韵·上声··》简:札也,牒也,略也。《释名》云:𥳑闲也,编之扁扁有闲也,又姓左氏传鲁大夫𥳑叔蜀志𥳑雍传云本幽州人姓耿后音讹改爲𥳑。古限切,七。
Fanqie:古限 (《广韵·上声··》)
Unihan definition:simple, terse, succinct; letter

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Example usage

论语·公冶长》:吾党之小子狂,斐然成章,不知所以裁之。
The little children of my school are ambitious and too hasty. They are accomplished and complete so far, but they do not know how to restrict and shape themselves.
孟子·离娄下》:孟子不与右师言,右师不悦曰:“诸君子皆与驩言,孟子独不与驩言,是驩也。”
Mencius did not speak with him, so that he was displeased, and said, 'All the gentlemen have spoken with me. There is only Mencius who does not speak to me, thereby slighting me.'
礼记·王制》:司徒修六礼以节民性,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,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.
扬子法言》:君子之道有四易:而易用也,要而易守也,炳而易见也,法而易言也。
The dao of the junzi is easy in four ways: being simple, it is easy to use; being essential, it is easy to grasp; being bright, it is easy to see; being the model, it is easy to explain.
墨子·修身》:名不可而成也,誉不可巧而立也,君子以身戴行者也。
There is no short cut to fame and there is no trick to praise. The superior man regards his body but as the vehicle for his character.
庄子·人间世》:其作始也,其将毕也必巨。
At the commencement things are treated as trivial, but as the end draws near, they assume great proportions.
商君书·说民》:法详则刑繁,法则刑省。
If the law goes into details, the punishments will be multitudinous; if the laws are multitudinous, punishments will be scarce.
史记·五帝本纪》:以夔为典乐,教稚子,直而温,宽而栗,刚而毋虐,而毋傲。
And made Kui director of music and teacher of youth. 'Be straightforward' (he added) 'and yet mild; lenient and yet stern; firm, yet not tyrannical; impetuous, yet not arrogant.'
荀子·》:然易知,而致有理者欤?
说苑·修文》:孔子曰可也
春秋繁露·玉杯》:君子知在位者之不能以恶服人也,是故六艺以赡养之。
韩诗外传·卷三》:传曰:易而天下之理得矣。
大戴礼记》:斩衰、屦、杖而歠粥者,志不在于饮食。
白虎通德论·礼乐》:》云:“奏鼓,衎我烈祖。
新书·大政下》:故曰:“刑罚不可以慈民,泄不可以得士。”
新序·义勇》:陈恒弑公而盟,盟者皆完其家,不盟者杀之。
中论·法象》:人性之所也,存乎幽微
孔子家语·好生》:曾子曰:“狎甚则相,庄甚则不亲。”
潜夫论·贤难》:今世俗之人,自慢其亲而憎人敬之,自其亲而憎人爱之者不少也。
论衡·逢遇》:籍孺幸于孝惠,邓通爱于孝文,无细之才,微薄之能,偶以形佳骨娴,皮媚色称。
风俗通义·六国》:怀王佞臣上官、子,斥远忠臣。
孔丛子·记问》:子使聘夫子,夫子将至焉。
申鉴·政体》: 四患既蠲,五政既立,行之以诚,守之以固,而不怠,䟽而不失,无为为之,使自施之,无事事之,使自交之,不肃而治,垂拱揖逊而海内平矣,是谓为政之方也。
忠经·政理章》:政则在而能。
独断·卷上》:策书,策者,也。
蔡中郎集·独断》:帝谥:违拂不成曰隐,靖民则法曰黄,翼善传圣曰尧,仁圣盛明曰舜,残人多垒曰桀,残义损善曰纣,慈惠爱亲曰孝,爱民好与曰惠,圣善同文曰宣,声闻宣远曰昭,克定祸乱曰武,聪明睿智曰献,温柔圣善曰懿,布德执义曰穆,仁义说民曰元,安仁立政曰神,布纲治纪曰平,乱而不损曰灵,保民耆艾曰明,辟土有德曰襄,贞心大度曰匡,大虑慈民曰定,知过能改曰恭,不生其国曰声,一德不懈曰,夙兴夜寐曰敬,清白自守曰贞,柔德好众曰靖,安乐治民曰康,小心畏忌曰僖,中身早折曰悼,慈仁和民曰顺,好勇致力曰庄,恭人短折曰哀,在国逢难曰愍,名实过爽曰缪,壅遏不通曰幽,暴虐无亲曰厉,致志大图曰景,辟土兼国曰桓,经纬天地曰文,执义扬善曰怀,短折不成曰殇,去礼远众曰炀,怠政外交曰携,治典不敷曰祈。
鶡冠子·泰录》:制者所以卫精擢神致气也,幽则不泄,则不烦,不烦则精明达,故能役贤能使神明,百化随而变,终始从而豫。
文子·符言》:老子曰:人有三死非命亡焉:饮食不节,贱其身,病共杀之,乐得无已,好求不止,刑共杀之,以寡犯众,以弱凌强,兵共杀之。
列仙传·偓佺》:松者,松也。
韩非子·有度》:此数物者,险世之说也,而先王之法所也。
慎子·逸文》:故曰:利莫长于,福莫久于安。
管子·山至数》:管子对曰:“请士之言非也,禄肥则士不死,币轻则士赏,万物轻则士偷幸,三怠在国,何数之有?”
吴子·图国》:起对曰:“古之明王,必谨君臣之礼,饰上下之仪,安集吏民,顺俗而教,募良材,以备不虞。”
六韬·王翼》:兵法九人:主讲论异同,行事成败,练兵器,刺举非法。
司马法·天子之义》:古者,贤王明民之德,尽民之善,故无废德,无民,赏无所生,罚无所试。
淮南子·道应训》:子以襄子为后,董阏于曰:“无恤贱,今以为后,何也?”
吕氏春秋·贵直》:子攻卫附郭,自将兵。
尹文子·大道上》:故人以度审长短,以量受多少,以衡平轻重,以律均清浊,以名稽虚实,以法定治乱,以治烦惑,以易御险难,以万事皆归于一,百度皆准于法。
邓析子·无厚》:惔然宽裕,荡然易,略而无失,精详入纤微也。
春秋左传》:秋,大阅,车马也。
逸周书·官人解》:信气中易,义气时舒,知气备,勇气壮力。

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