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U+8056

Seal script

Jinwen

Jianbo

Semantic variant
Simplified character

Alternate form
𠄵
Semantic variant
𦕡
Semantic variant

Radical:+ 7 strokes = 13 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.430#40 Kangxi: p.967#22 Cihai: p.1082r6c06 GSR: 835.z Hanyu: v4,p2789#06
Composition:Component of: 𨼳 𠏄 𢶫 𮑞 𪢎 𪬮 𬉊 𡢨 𬂒 𧬼 𨭰
Mandarin:shèng ㄕㄥˋ
Cantonese:sing3
Tang reconstruction:*shiɛ̀ng
Shuowen:耳部》圣:通也。从耳呈声。
Guangyun:广韵·去声··》圣:生也,通也,声也,风俗通云圣者声也,言闻声知情故曰圣。式正切,一。
Kangxi:康熙字典·耳部·》圣:〔古文〕𦕡𠄵《唐韵》《集韵》《韵会》《正韵》𠀤式正切,声去声。《易·乾卦》圣人作而万物覩。《·洪范》睿作圣。《传》于事无不通之谓圣。《礼·礼运·三代之英疏》万人曰杰,倍杰曰圣。《孟子》大而化之之谓圣。《风俗通》圣者,声也。闻声知情,故曰圣也。又《諡法》称善赋𥳑曰圣,敬宾厚礼曰圣。又木名《山海经》开明北有圣木。《注》食之令人智圣也。又水名。《水经注》圣水,出上谷东,过长鄕县北,又东过安次县,而东入于海。又姓。又《韵补》叶裳声切,音成。《常璩·华阳国志赞》仲元抑抑,邦家仪型。子云𤣥达,焕乎弘圣。
Fanqie:式正 (《广韵·去声··》)
Unihan definition:holy, sacred; sage

CTP Dictionary


圣人
shèng rén ㄕㄥˋ ㄖㄣˊ : 出类拔萃的人。 Sage, outstanding person.
论语·述而》:子曰:“圣人,吾不得而见之矣。”
The Master said, "A sage it is not mine to see."
孟子·公孙丑上》:圣人复起,必从吾言矣。
When a Sage shall again arise, he will certainly follow my words.
庄子·逍遥游》:故曰:至人无己,神人无功,圣人无名。
Therefore it is said, 'The Perfect man has no (thought of) self; the Spirit-like man, none of merit; the Sagely-minded man, none of fame.'
史记·殷本纪》:武丁夜梦得圣人,名曰说。
Wuding dreamed one night that he had found a holy man named Yue.
礼记·曲礼上》:是故圣人作,为礼以教人。
Therefore, when the sages arose, they framed the rules of propriety in order to teach men.
道德经》:是以圣人处无为之事,行不言之教。
Therefore the sage manages affairs without doing anything, and conveys his instructions without the use of speech.

Example usage

论语·雍也》:子曰:“何事于仁,必也乎!”
The Master said, "Why speak only of virtue in connection with him? Must he not have the qualities of a sage?"
孟子·尽心上》:人,然后可以践形。
But a man must be a sage before he can satisfy the design of his bodily organization.
礼记·深衣》:五法已施,故人服之。
These five rules being observed in the making (of the dress), the sages wore it.
孝经·丧亲》:毁不灭性,此人之政也。
And that emaciation must not be carried to the extinction of life. Such is the rule of the sages.
扬子法言·》:芒芒天道,昔在考,过则失中,不及则不至,不可奸罔,撰《问道》。
Vast! Vast is Tian's Dao! In the past the sages completed it. If one goes too far, he loses the mean. If one doesn't go all the way, he doesn't reach the Dao. It cannot be defiled or maligned. Thus, I have written "Asking About the Dao."
庄子·逍遥游》:故曰:至人无己,神人无功,人无名。
Therefore it is said, 'The Perfect man has no (thought of) self; the Spirit-like man, none of merit; the Sagely-minded man, none of fame.'
道德经》:是以人处无为之事,行不言之教。
Therefore the sage manages affairs without doing anything, and conveys his instructions without the use of speech.
商君书·更法》:是以人苟可以强国,不法其故。
Therefore a sage, if he is able to strengthen the state thereby, does not model himself on antiquity.
荀子·大略》:多言而类,人也。
说苑·君道》:人寡为而天下理矣。
韩诗外传·卷一》:此三者、王之所杀而不赦也。
大戴礼记·主言》:是故人等之以礼,立之以义,行之以顺,而民弃恶也如灌。
白虎通德论·》:尧犹嶢嶢也,至高之貌,清妙高远,优游博衍,众之主,百王之长也。
新书·修政语上》:汤曰:学王之道者,譬其如日。
新序·善谋下》:今陛下能封人之墓,表贤人之闾,轼智者之门乎?
中论·治学》:学也者、所以疏神达思、怡情理性,人之上务也。
孔子家语·大昏解》:孔子愀然作色而对曰:“合二姓之好,以继先之后,以为天下宗庙社稷之主,君何谓已重乎?”
潜夫论·赞学》:天地之所贵者人也,人之所尚者义也,德义之所成者智也,明智之所求者学问也。
论衡·命义》:明之德,而有囚厄之变,可谓遭矣。
太玄经·》:测曰,“地自冲”、人之所也。
风俗通义》:人作而均齐之,咸归于正。
孔丛子·嘉言》:苌弘语刘文公,曰:“吾观孔仲尼有人之表。”
申鉴·政体》:故古之王,其于仁义也,申重而已。
忠经·圣君章》:惟君以德监于万邦。
素书·安礼章》:非其神,自然所锺。
新语·道基》:传曰:“天生万物,以地养之,人成之。”
独断·卷下》:高帝、惠帝、吕后摄政、文帝、景帝、武帝、昭帝、宣帝、元帝、成帝、哀帝、平帝、王莽、公、光武、明帝、章帝、和帝、殇帝、安帝、顺帝、冲帝、质帝、桓帝、灵帝,从高帝至桓帝,三百八十六年,除王莽、刘公,三百六十六年,从高祖乙未至今壬子岁,四百一十年,吕后、王莽不入数,高帝以甲午岁即位,以乙未为元。
蔡中郎集·独断》:帝谥:违拂不成曰隐,靖民则法曰黄,翼善传曰尧,仁盛明曰舜,残人多垒曰桀,残义损善曰纣,慈惠爱亲曰孝,爱民好与曰惠,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,一德不懈曰简,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。
墨子·经说上》:者用而勿必,必也者可勿疑。
列子·天瑞》:子列子曰:“昔者人因阴阳以统天地。”
鶡冠子·博选》:君也者,端神明者也,神明者,以人为本者也,人者,以贤为本者也,贤者,以博选为本者也,博选者,以五至为本者也。
文子·道原》:是以人内修其本,而不外饰其末,厉其精神,偃其知见故漠然无为而无不为也,无治而无不治也。
文始真经·一宇》:言之如吹影,思之如镂尘,智造迷,鬼神不识。
列仙传·黄帝》:弱而能言,而预知,知物之纪。
鬻子》:人在上,贤士百里而有一人,则犹无有也。
老子河上公章句》:禀气有厚薄,得中和滋液,则生贤,得错乱污辱,则生贪淫也。
韩非子·难言》:上古有汤至也,伊尹至智也。
申不害·大体》:是以人贵名之正也。
慎子·威德》:人有德,不忧人之危也。
管子·轻重己》:清神生心,心生规,规生矩,矩生方,方生正,正生历,历生四时,四时生万物,人因而理之,道徧矣。
孙子兵法·用间》:故三军之事,亲莫亲于间,赏莫厚于间,事莫密于间,非智不能用间,非仁义不能使间,非微妙不能得间之实。

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