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Chinese Text Project

U+805E

Seal script

Jinwen

Jiaguwen

Semantic variant

Semantic variant

Simplified character
𥹢
Semantic variant
𦕁
Semantic variant
𦖫
Semantic variant

Radical:+ 8 strokes = 14 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.109#31 p.395#36 Kangxi: p.968#11 Cihai: p.1084r3c01 GSR: 441.f Hanyu: v7,p4294#12
Composition:Top, left and right: , bottom: . Component of: 𤀳 𡣟 𭏾 𦘁 𨷝
Mandarin:wén wèn ㄨㄣˊ ㄨㄣˋ
Cantonese:man4 man6
Tang reconstruction:*miən
Shuowen:耳部》聞:知聞也。从耳門聲。
Guangyun:廣韻·上平聲··》聞:《說文》曰:知聲也。又音問。
廣韻·去聲··》聞:名達詩曰令聞令望。
Kangxi:康熙字典·耳部·》聞:〔古文〕𦕁䎽䎹𦖫𥹢《唐韻》《集韻》𠀤無分切,音文。《說文》知聞也。《·堯典》帝曰:兪,予聞如何。《禮·少儀》聞始見君子者。《疏》謂作記之人,不敢自專制其儀,而傳聞舊說,故云。又《禮·玉藻》凡於尊者,有獻而弗敢以聞。《前漢·武帝紀》舉吏民能假貸貧民者以聞。又姓。《正字通》宋咸平進士聞見。明尚書聞淵。又聞人,複姓。《後漢·靈帝紀》太僕沛國聞人襲爲太尉。《註》姓聞人,名襲,風俗通曰:少正卯,魯之聞人,其後氏焉。又獸名。《山海經》杳山有獸焉,其狀如彘,黃身白頭白尾,名曰聞𧲂,見則天下大風。又《廣韻》亡運切《集韻》《韻會》《正韻》文運切,𠀤音問。《韻會》聲所至也。《·小雅》聲聞于天。《書·呂𠛬》𠛬發聞惟腥。《釋文》聞,音問,又如字。又《廣韻》名達。《·微子之命》爾惟踐修厥猷,舊有令聞。《·大雅》令聞令望。《朱註》令聞,善譽也。又通作問。《前漢·匡衡傳》淑問揚乎疆外。又《韻補》叶無沿切,音近眠。《楚辭·九章》孤臣唫而抆淚兮,放子出而不還。孰能思而不隱兮,昭彭咸之所聞。還音旋。
Fanqie:無分 (《廣韻·上平聲··》) 亡運 (《廣韻·去聲··》)
Unihan definition:hear; smell; make known; news

CTP Dictionary


wén ㄨㄣˊ (1.1): 聽到,聽見。 Hear.
墨子·兼愛下》:子墨子曰:「吾非與之並世同時,親其聲,見其色也。」
Mozi said: I am no contemporary of theirs, neither have I heard their voice or seen their faces.
論語·陽貨》:使之之。
In order that Bei might hear him.
孟子·梁惠王上》:其聲,不忍食其肉。
Having heard their dying cries, he cannot bear to eat their flesh.
莊子·天運》:故有焱氏為之頌曰:『聽之不其聲,視之不見其形,充滿天地,苞裏六極。』
Hence it is said in the eulogy of the Lord of Yan, "You listen for it, and do not hear its sound; you look for it, and do not perceive its form; it fills heaven and earth; it envelopes all within the universe."
禮記·緇衣》:人茍或言之,必其聲。
If one speaks, you are sure to hear his voice.
詩經·何人斯》:其聲、不見其身。
I heard his voice, But did not see his person.
wén ㄨㄣˊ (1.2): 使聽到。 Make hear.
史記》:乃有蜚語為惡言上,故以十二月晦論棄市渭城。
wén ㄨㄣˊ (2): 聽説,知道。 Have heard, become aware of.
墨子·親士》:之曰:「非無安居也,我無安心也。」
'I have heard it said: It is not that there is no peaceful abode but that I have no peaceful heart (over others' homelessness).
論語·雍也》:之也,君子周急不繼富。
I have heard that a superior man helps the distressed, but does not add to the wealth of the rich.
孟子·梁惠王下》:之也:君子不以其所以養人者害人。
I have heard this - that a ruler does not injure his people with that wherewith he nourishes them.
莊子·逍遙遊》:肩吾問於連叔曰:「吾言於接輿,大而無當,往而不反。」
Jian Wu asked Lian Shu, saying, 'I heard Jie Yu talking words which were great, but had nothing corresponding to them (in reality); once gone, they could not be brought back.'
史記·殷本紀》:紂怒曰:「吾聖人心有七竅。」
Who in a rage said, 'I have heard that the heart of a holy man has seven apertures,'
禮記·檀弓上》:三,孔子泫然流涕曰:「吾之:古不修墓。」
They told him this thrice without his giving them any answer. He then wept freely, and said, 'I have heard that the ancients did not need to repair their graves.'
wén ㄨㄣˊ (3): 見識,見聞。 Knowledge, experience.
論語·季氏》:友直,友諒,友多,益矣。
Friendship with the uplight; friendship with the sincere; and friendship with the man of much observation - these are advantageous.
荀子·脩身》:曰博,少曰淺。
wén ㄨㄣˊ (4): 傳説,事跡。 Rumour, saying.
論語·季氏》:陳亢問於伯魚曰:「子亦有異乎?」
Chen Kang asked Bo Yu, saying, "Have you heard any lessons from your father different from what we have all heard?"
wén ㄨㄣˊ (5): 聞名,著名。 Renowned, well-known.
呂氏春秋·貴當》:荊有善相人者,所言無遺策,於國,莊王見而問焉。
新序·雜事五》:楚人有善相人,所言無遺策,於國。
wén ㄨㄣˊ (6): 傳播,傳布。 Spread, disseminate.
詩經·鶴鳴》:鶴鳴于九皋、聲于野。
The crane cries in the ninth pool of the marsh, And her voice is heard in the [distant] wilds.
說文解字·鳥部》:鶴:鳴九臯,聲于天。
管子·牧民》:不祇山川,則威令不
wèn ㄨㄣˋ (7): 名聲,名望。 Reputation, fame.
論語·子罕》:四十、五十而無焉,斯亦不足畏也已。
If he reach the age of forty or fifty, and has not made himself heard of, then indeed he will not be worth being regarded with respect.
國語·周語中》:古之明王不失此三德者,故能光有天下,而和寧百姓,令不忘。
漢書·賈鄒枚路傳》:故臣下莫敢不竭力盡死以報其上,功德立於後世,而令不忘也。
wèn ㄨㄣˋ (8): Same as “問(2)wèn ㄨㄣˋ: 問候,慰問。 Inquire after, give regards to.
詩經·葛藟》:謂他人昆、亦莫我
I call a stranger elder-brother, But he will not listen to me.

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