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U+8302

Seal script

Semantic variant

Radical:+ 5 strokes = 11 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.438#4 Kangxi: p.1025#20 Cihai: p.1133r1c03 GSR: 1231.f Hanyu: v5,p3188#02
Composition:Top: , bottom: . Component of: 𢰝 𣸻 𣕚 𭸙 𥠏 𬫯 𩹛
Mandarin:mào ㄇㄠˋ
Cantonese:mau6
Tang reconstruction:*mòu
Shuowen:草部》茂:草丰盛。从草戊声。
Guangyun:广韵·去声·𠋫·》茂:卉木盛也,古作懋。莫候切,十五。
Kangxi:康熙字典·草部·》茂:〔古文〕楙《唐韵》《集韵》《韵会》𠀤莫𠊱切,音懋。《说文》草丰盛。《·小雅》如松柏之茂。《·无妄》先王以茂对时,育万物。《注》茂,盛也。又《·大雅》种之黄茂。《注》茂,美也。《前汉·吴王濞传》岁时存问茂才。《注》美材之人。又《尔雅·释诂》茂,勉也。《周语》先王之于民也,茂正其德,而厚其性。又《白虎通》五人曰茂。又《尔雅·释天》太岁在戌曰阉茂。又地名。《前汉·地理志》右扶风茂陵。《注》本槐里之茂鄕。又姓。《正字通》汉有沮阳令茂眞。又与懋通。《前汉·董仲舒传》《书云》:茂哉,茂哉。又《正韵》音亩。《前汉·班固叙传》支叶硕茂。《师古注》茂,莫口切。又《诗·本音》子之茂兮,读耄。古茂、卯同音,故《史记·律书》云:丣之爲言茂也。又《毛诗古音考》音每。《魏武·歩出东门行》树木丛生,百草丰茂。秋风萧瑟,洪波涌起。又《韵补》满补切,音母。《易林》当夏六月,枝叶盛茂。鸾鸟以庇,召伯避暑。又莫故切,音暮。《白居易诗》有木名樱桃,得地早滋茂。叶密独承日,花繁偏受露。又《正字通》入曷韵,音末。《周武王·笔铭》毫毛茂茂,䧟水可脱,䧟文不可活。《直音》作茂。茂字从草作。
Fanqie:莫候 (《广韵·去声·𠋫·》)
Unihan definition:thick, lush, dense; talented

Example usage

孟子·滕文公上》:草木畅,禽兽繁殖,五谷不登,禽兽逼人。
Vegetation was luxuriant, and birds and beasts swarmed. The various kinds of grain could not be grown. The birds and beasts pressed upon men.
礼记·乐记》:天地欣合,阴阳相得,煦妪覆育万物,然后草木,区萌达,羽翼奋,角觡生,蛰虫昭苏,羽者妪伏,毛者孕鬻,胎生者不殰,而卵生者不殈,则乐之道归焉耳。
They will act in happy union, and the energies (of nature), now expanding, now contracting, will proceed harmoniously. The genial airs from above and the responsive action below will overspread and nourish all things. Then plants and trees will grow luxuriantly; curling sprouts and buds will expand; the feathered and winged tribes will be active; horns and antlers will grow; insects will come to the light and revive; birds will breed and brood; the hairy tribes will mate and bring forth; the mammalia will have no abortions, and no eggs will be broken or addled - and all will have to be ascribed to the power of music.
论衡·率性》:肥而沃者性美,树稼丰
If it be rich and moist, the nature is good, and the crops will be exuberant.
墨子·明鬼下》:帝享女明德,使予锡女寿十年有九,使若国家蕃昌,子孙,毋失。
Authorizing me to prolong your age by nineteen years, and ordaining your state to be prosperous and your descendants to be many and not to lose Qin.
庄子·山木》:庄子行于山中,见大木,枝叶盛,伐木者止其旁而不取也。
Zhuangzi was walking on a mountain, when he saw a great tree with huge branches and luxuriant foliage. A wood-cutter was resting by its side, but he would not touch it.
史记·五帝本纪》:弃主稷,百谷时
Qi was director of agriculture, and the various crops ripened in their seasons.
诗经·》:子之兮、遭我乎峱之道兮。
How admirable your skill! You met me in the way to Nao.
周易·无妄》:先王以对时,育万物。
The thunder rolls all under the sky, and to (every)thing there is given (its nature), free from all insincerity. The ancient kings, in accordance with this, (made their regulations) in complete accordance with the seasons, thereby nourishing all things.
荀子·致士》:川渊深而鱼鳖归之,山林而禽兽归之,刑政平而百姓归之,礼义备而君子归之。
说苑·修文》:弃主稷,百谷时
春秋繁露》:其德美,不可名以一时之事,故五行而四时者。
韩诗外传·卷一》:树木欲,霜露不凋使。
大戴礼记》:若吾子之语审,则一诸侯之相也,亦未逢明君也。
白虎通德论·五行》:卯者,也,律中夹钟。
新书·数宁》:大数既得,则天下顺治,海内之气,清和咸理,则万生遂
新序·杂事二》:青蛉犹其小者也,夫爵俛啄白粒,仰栖树,鼓其翼,奋其身,自以为无患,与民无争也。
中论·贵验》:故根深而枝叶,行久而名誉远
孔子家语·弟子行》:若吾子之论,既富矣,壹诸侯之相也,抑世未有明君,所以不遇也。
潜夫论·赞学》:昔倕之巧,目圆方,心定平直,又造规绳矩墨以诲后人。
太玄经·》:次三,出于幽谷,登于木,思其珍谷。
风俗通义·三王》:禹者、辅也,辅续舜后,庶绩洪,自尧以上王者也。
孔丛子·居卫》:由是言之,伋徒患德之不邵,不病毛鬓之不也。
申鉴·政体》:天道在尔,惟帝止,陟降肤止,万国康止。
新语·道基》:故曰:张日月,列星辰,序四时,调阴阳,布气治性,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·胡栗赋》:形猗猗以艳兮,似翠玉之清明。
文子·符言》:饰其外,伤其内,扶其情者害其神,见其文者蔽其真,无须臾忘为贤者,必困其性,百步之中忘其为容者,必累其形,故羽翼美者伤其骸骨,枝叶者害其根荄,能两美者天下无之。
文始真经·八筹》:,故华为五色。
韩非子·扬权》:止之之道,数披其木,毋使枝
管子·封禅》:今凤凰麒麟不来,嘉谷不生,而蓬蒿藜莠,鸱枭数至,而欲封禅,毋乃不可乎,于是桓公乃止。
六韬·奇兵》:山林秽者,所以默往来也。
淮南子·齐俗训》:夫猿狖得木,不舍而穴,狟貉得埵防,弗去而缘。
吕氏春秋·必己》:庄子行于山中,见木甚美,长大,枝叶盛,伐木者止其旁而弗取,问其故,曰:“无所可用。”
春秋左传》:潞子婴儿之夫人,晋景公之姊也,酆舒为政而杀之,又伤潞子之目,晋侯将伐之,诸大夫皆曰,不可,酆舒有三隽才,不如待后之人,伯宗曰,必伐之,狄有五罪,隽才虽多,何补焉,不祀,一也,耆酒,二也,弃仲章而夺黎氏地,三也,虐我伯姬,四也,伤其君目,五也,怙其隽才,而不以德,兹益罪也,后之人,或者将敬奉德义,以事神人,而申固其命,若之何待之,不讨有罪,曰,将待后,后有辞而讨焉,毋乃不可乎,夫恃才与众,亡之道也,商纣由之故灭。
逸周书·祭公解》:公曰:“天子,谋父疾维不瘳,敢告天子,皇天改大殷之命,维文王受之,惟武王大克之,咸厥功,维天贞文王之董用威,亦尚宽壮厥心,康受乂之,式用休,亦生王绥厥心,敬恭承之,维武王申大命,戡厥敌。”
国语·晋语八》:阳毕对曰:“本根犹树,枝叶益长,本根益,是以难已也。”
晏子春秋》:且君子之难得也,若美山然,名山既多矣,松柏既矣,望之相相然,尽目力不知厌。
吴越春秋》:臣闻峻高者隤,叶者摧,日中则移,月满则亏,四时不并盛,五行不俱驰,阴阳更唱,气有盛衰。
越绝书·吴内传》:天下家给人足,禾麦美。
战国策·秦攻宜阳》:对曰:“甘,羁旅也,攻宜阳而有功,则周公旦也。”
盐铁论·刺权》:大夫曰:“官尊者禄厚,本美者枝。”
汉书·叙传下》:商以足用,迁有无,货自龟贝,至此五铢。

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