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Simplified Chinese version

U+88DC

Seal script

Simplified character
𢒏
Semantic variant

Radical:+ 7 strokes = 13 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.268#3 Kangxi: p.1117#30 Cihai: p.1214r1c02 GSR: 102.c' Hanyu: v5,p3093#05
Composition:Left: , right: . Component of: 𨗗 𡀨 𮑱 𠬕 𠬖
Mandarin: ㄅㄨˇ
Cantonese:bou2
Tang reconstruction:*bǒ
Shuowen:衣部》补:完衣也。从衣甫声。 
Guangyun:广韵·上声··》补:补缀。《说文》曰:完衣也。博古切,三。
Kangxi:康熙字典·衣部·》补:〔古文〕𢒏《唐韵》《正韵》博古切《集韵》《韵会》彼五切,𠀤音圃。《说文》完衣也。《急就篇注》修破谓之补。《·大雅》衮职有阙,惟仲山甫补之。又助也。《周礼·秋官·小行人》若国札䘮,则令赙补之。又益也。《前汉·董仲舒传》凡所爲屑屑,夙兴夜寐,务法上古者,又将无补与。又数也。《韵会》十兆曰经,十经曰垓,十垓曰补。又邑名。《郑语》鄢、蔽、补、丹、依、㽥、历、莘,君之土也。《注》八邑也。又姓。《通志·氏族略》补氏。《正字通》唐中常侍补眞。㽥字比照考证蔽字条改正。
Fanqie:博古 (《广韵·上声··》)
Unihan definition:mend, patch, fix, repair, restore

Example usage

孟子·尽心上》:夫君子所过者化,所存者神,上下与天地同流,岂曰小之哉?
Wherever the superior man passes through, transformation follows; wherever he abides, his influence is of a spiritual nature. It flows abroad, above and beneath, like that of Heaven and Earth. How can it be said that he mends society but in a small way!
孝经·事君》:子曰:“君子之事上也,进思尽忠,退思过,将顺其美,匡救其恶,故上下能相亲也。”
The Master said, "The superior man serves his ruler in such a way that, when at court in his presence, his thought is how to discharge his loyal duty to the utmost, and when he retires from it, his thought is how to amend his errors. He carries out with deference the measures springing from his excellent qualities and rectifies him (only) to save him from what are evil. Hence, as the superior and inferior, they are able to have an affection for each other."
墨子·非乐上》:是故子墨子曰:“姑尝厚措敛乎万民,以为大锺、鸣鼓、琴瑟、竽笙之声,以求兴天下之利,除天下之害而无也。”
Therefore Mozi said : The levy of heavy taxes on the people to construct the big bell, the sounding drum, the qin and the se, and the yu and the sheng, is not at all helpful in the endeavour to procure the benefits of the world and destroy its calamities.
庄子·德充符》:夫无趾,兀者也,犹务学以复前行之恶,而况全德之人乎!
This toeless cripple is still anxious to learn to make up for the evil of his former conduct; -- how much more should those be so whose conduct has been unchallenged!
道德经》:有馀者损之,不足者之。
(So Heaven) diminishes where there is superabundance, and supplements where there is deficiency.
史记·夏本纪》:食少,调有馀不足,徙居。
And when food was scarce I bartered the surplus stock to make up for deficiencies, and removed the stores.
礼记·王制》:西不尽流沙,南不尽衡山,东不近东海,北不尽恒山,凡四海之内,断长短,方三千里,为田八十万亿一万亿亩。
荀子·强国》:故善日者王,善时者霸,漏者危,大荒者亡。
说苑·杂言》:干将、镆釾拂钟不铮,试物不知,扬刃离金斩羽契铁斧,此至利也,然以之履,曾不如两钱之锥。
春秋繁露·爵国》:多寡相,率百亩而三口,方里而二十四口。
韩诗外传·卷五》:圣人养一性而御夫气,持一命而节滋味,奄治天下,不遗其小,存其精神,以其中,谓之士。
大戴礼记·主言》:慢怛以不足,礼节以损有馀。
白虎通德论·谏诤》:事君,进思尽忠,退思过,去而不讪,谏而不露。
新书·耳痹》:死而非,则过计也。
新序·义勇》:使吾无此三者,与何于子?
孔子家语·王言解》:惨怛以不足,礼节以损有馀。
潜夫论·考绩》:侍中、博士谏议之官,或处位历年,终无进贤嫉恶拾遗阙之语,而贬黜之忧。
论衡·幸偶》:夫百草之类,皆有益,遭医人采掇,成为良药。
太玄经·》:次七,睟辰愆,君子愆。
风俗通义》:周旋进对,察时阙,言出成谟,大见敬重
孔丛子·诘墨》:晏子曰:‘古者圣人、非不能也,而不为者,知其无于死者,而深害生事故也。’
申鉴·时事》:曰,“钱寡民易矣,若钱既通而不周于用,然后官铸而之。”
忠经·扬圣章》:不足则之,圣明则扬之,古之道也。
新语·资质》:𡻭𡻭诘屈,委曲不同,然生于大都之广地,近于大匠之名工,则材器制断,规矩度量,坚者朽,短者续长,大者治罇,小者治觞,饰以丹漆,斁以明光,上备太牢,春秋礼庠,褒以文彩,立礼矜庄,冠带正容,对酒行觞,卿士列位,布陈宫堂,望之者目眩,近之者鼻芳。
独断·卷上》:闰月者,所以小月之减日,以正岁数,故三年一闰,五年再闰。
蔡中郎集·独断》:闰月者,所以小月之减日,以正岁数,故三年一闰,五年再闰。
列子·汤问》:物有不足,故昔者女娲氏练五色石以其阙。
文子·精诚》:老子曰:振穷急则名生利起,除害即功成,世无灾害,虽圣无所施其德,上下和睦,虽贤无所立其功。
文始真经·六匕》:以一气合万物,犹破唇可,所以合形。
列仙传·啸父》:少在西周市上履,数十年人不知也。
老子河上公章句》:高者抑之,下者举之,有馀者损之,不足者之。
韩非子·初见秦》:今秦地折长短,方数千里,名师数十百万。
管子·国蓄》:三币,握之则非有于暖也,食之则非有于饱也,先王以守财物,以御民事,而平天下也。
六韬·王翼》:通材三人:主拾遗过,应偶宾客,论议谈语,消患解结。
尉缭子·兵教下》:太上无过,其次过,使人无得私语。
淮南子·主术训》:有掌修其堤防,其缺漏,则鱼得而利之,国有以存,人有以生。
吕氏春秋·达郁》:是故天子听政,使公卿列士正谏,好学博闻献诗,蒙箴师诵,庶人传语,近臣尽规,亲戚察,而后王斟酌焉。
春秋左传》:冬,十月,萧叔大心,及戴,武,宣,穆,庄,之族,以曹师伐之,杀南宫牛于师,杀子游于宋,立桓公,猛获奔卫,南宫万奔陈,以乘车辇其母,一日而至,宋人请猛获于卫,卫人欲勿与,石祁子曰,不可,天下之恶一也,恶于宋而保于我,保之何,得一夫而失一国,与恶而弃好,非谋也,卫人归之,亦请南宫万于陈以赂,陈人使妇人饮之酒,而以犀革裹之,比及宋,手足皆见,宋人皆醢之。
逸周书·諡法解》:前过曰刚。
国语·越语上》:于是葬死者,问伤者,养生者,吊有忧,贺有喜,宋往者,迎来者,去民之所恶,民之不足。
晏子春秋》:先君能以人之长续其短,以人之厚其薄,是以辞令穷远而不逆,兵加于有罪而不顿,是以诸侯朝其德,而天子致其胙。

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