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U+840A

Seal script

Simplified character

Radical:+ 8 strokes = 14 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.99#56 p.390#56 Kangxi: p.1041#02 Cihai: p.1146r5c01 GSR: 944.j Hanyu: v5,p3230#08
Composition:Top: , bottom: . Component of: 𢵭 𪱉 𦻣 𨅼 𫘗
Mandarin:lái ㄌㄞˊ
Cantonese:loi4
Tang reconstruction:*ləi
Shuowen:草部》莱:蔓华也。从草来声。
Guangyun:广韵·上平声··》莱:藜草亦州名汉掖县属东莱郡秦属齐郡后魏分靑州置光州取界内光水爲名隋改爲莱州又姓左传晋与秦战于郩莱驹爲右。
广韵·去声··》莱:草也。又音来。
Kangxi:康熙字典·草部·》莱:《唐韵》洛哀切《正韵》郞才切,𠀤音来。《说文》蔓华也。《玉篇》藜草也。《·小雅》北山有莱。《疏》莱,草名。其叶可食。又《周礼·地官·县师》辨其夫家人民田莱之数。《注》莱,休不耕者。郊内谓之易,郊外谓之莱。又《周礼·地官·山虞》若大田猎,则莱山田之野。《注》莱,除其草莱也。《·小雅》田卒污莱。《注》莱,草秽。又地名。《·禹贡》莱夷作牧。《齐语》通齐国之鱼盐于东莱。《注》东莱,齐东莱夷也。又山名。《山海经》莱山,其木多檀楮。又姓。《孟子》苦伊尹、莱朱。《赵岐注》莱朱,汤贤臣仲虺是也。《左传·文二年》莱驹爲右。又《韵补》音黎。《郭璞·游仙诗》朱门何足荣,未若托蓬莱。临泉揖淸波,陵冈掇丹荑。又《广韵》落代切,音赖。义同。《尔雅》作厘。
Fanqie:落哀 (《广韵·上平声··》) 洛代 (《广韵·去声··》)
Unihan definition:goosefoot, weed; fallow field

Example usage

孟子·离娄上》:故善战者服上刑,连诸侯者次之,辟草、任土地者次之。
Therefore, those who are skilful to fight should suffer the highest punishment. Next to them should be punished those who unite some princes in leagues against others; and next to them, those who take in grassy commons, imposing the cultivation of the ground on the people.
庄子·徐无鬼》:农夫无草之事则不比,商贾无市井之事则不比。
The husbandmen who do not keep their fields well weeded are not equal to their business, nor are traders who do not thrive in the markets.
商君书·算地》:凡世主之患,用兵者不量力,治草者不度地。
The disasters of the rulers of the world, generally, come from their not measuring their strength in the use of armies, and from their not measuring their territory in managing the grass-fields and uncultivated lands.
史记·夏本纪》:厥贡盐絺,海物维错,岱畎丝、枲、铅、松、怪石,夷为牧,其篚酓丝。
Its tribute consisted of salt, fine cloth of dolichos fibre, and productions of the sea of various kinds, with silk, hemp, lead, pine-trees, and strange stones from the valleys of the Tai. The wild tribes of Lai were shepherds, and brought in their baskets silk from the mountain mulberry.
诗经·南山有台》:南山有台、北山有
On the hills of the south is the tai plant, On those of the north is the lai.
尚书·禹贡》:夷作牧。
The wild people of Lai were taught tillage and pasturage.
荀子·尧问》:昔虞不用宫之奇而晋并之,不用子马而齐并之,纣刳王子比干而武王得之。
说苑·权谋》:武王伐纣,过隧斩岸,过水折舟,过谷发梁,过山焚,示民无返志也。
韩诗外传·卷一》:原宪居鲁,环堵之室,茨以蒿,蓬户瓮牖,桷桑而无枢,上漏下湿,匡坐而弦歌。
大戴礼记》:德恭而行信,终日言不在尤之内,在尤之外,贫而乐也,盖老子之行也。
孔子家语·相鲁》:献酢既毕,齐使人以兵鼓謲,劫定公。
论衡·别通》:将相长吏不得若右扶风蔡伯偕、郁林太守张孟尝、东太守李季公之徒,心自通明,览达古今,故其敬通人也如见大宾。
风俗通义》:谨按《太史记》:秦始皇欺于徐市之属,求三山于海中,通同道,隐形体,弦诗想蓬,而不免沙丘之祸。
孔丛子·抗志》:子思见老子,老子闻穆公将相子思。
新语·思务》:是以接舆、老所以避世于穷□□□□□而远其尊也。
蔡中郎集·释诲》:踊跃草,祗见其愚。
列子·汤问》:其中有五山焉:一曰岱舆,二曰员峤,三曰方壶,四曰瀛洲,五曰蓬
列仙传·安期先生》:出,于阜乡亭皆置去,留书,以赤玉舄一双为报,曰:“后数年求我于蓬山。”
韩非子·难势》:此味非饴蜜也,必苦亭历也。
管子·轻重戊》:桓公问于管子曰:“莒与柴田相并,为之奈何?”
春秋左传》:晋原轸曰,秦违蹇叔而以贪勤民,天奉我也,奉不可失,敌不可纵,纵敌患生,违天不祥,必伐秦师,栾枝曰,未报秦施而伐其师,其为死君乎,先轸曰,秦不哀吾丧,而伐吾同姓,秦则无礼,何施之为,吾闻之,一日纵敌,数世之患也,谋及子孙,可谓死君乎,遂发命,遽兴姜戎,子,墨衰绖,梁弘御戎,驹为右。
国语·齐语》:通七国之鱼盐于东,使关市几而不征,以为诸侯利,诸侯称广焉。
越绝书·吴内传》:宿之于
战国策》:昔者、莒好谋,陈、蔡好诈,莒恃越而灭,蔡恃晋而亡,此皆内长诈,外信诸侯之殃也。
盐铁论·力耕》:不辟,田畴不治,虽擅山海之财,通百末之利,犹不能赡也。
列女传·楚老莱妻》:楚老子之妻也。
春秋谷梁传》:十有二月,齐侯灭
春秋公羊传》:齐侯伐
汉书·王莽传下》:自谓巨毋霸,出于蓬东南,五城西北昭如海濒,轺车不能载,三马不能胜。
前汉纪》:而蓬仙人可得见也。
东观汉记·范丹》:范丹,字史云,为芜长,遭党锢事,推鹿车,载妻子,捃拾自资,有时绝粮,丹言貌无改,闾里歌之曰:“甑中生尘范史云,釜中生鱼范芜。”
后汉书·东夷列传》:传言秦始皇遣方士徐福将童男女数千人入海,求蓬神仙不得,徐福畏诛不敢还,遂止此洲,世世相承,有数万家。
西京杂记·第一》:杏。
周礼·地官司徒》:县师:掌邦国、都鄙、稍甸、郊里之地域,而辨其夫家、人民、田之数,及其六畜、车辇之稽。
楚辞·伤时》:跖飞杭兮越海,从安期兮蓬
山海经·西山经》:又西三百五十里,曰山,其木多檀楮,其鸟多罗罗,是食人。
焦氏易林·谦之》:师:邦桀载役,道至东
说文解字·草部》::蔓华也。
颜氏家训·名实》:王韩晋明笃好文学,疑彼制作,多非机杼,遂设宴言,面相讨试。
抱朴子·论仙》:俗人贪荣好利,汲汲名利,以己之心,远忖昔人,乃复不信古者有逃帝王之禅授,薄卿相之贵任,巢许之辈,老庄周之徒,以为不然也。
金楼子·戒子》:但恨室无妇,抱兹苦心,良独惘惘。

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