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U+8986

Seal script

Jinwen

Simplified character

Alternate form

Radical:+ 12 strokes = 18 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.435#49 p.436#50 p.457#45 p.531#5 Kangxi: p.1129#09 Cihai: p.1226r5c03 GSR: 1034.m Hanyu: v4,p2808#09
Composition:Top: , bottom: . Component of: 𡳷 𢺁 𭳱 𧄏 𥷱 𧕡
Mandarin: ㄈㄨˋ
Cantonese:fau6 fuk1
Tang reconstruction:*piòu bhiuk
Shuowen:襾部》覆:覂也。一曰盖也。从襾复声。
Guangyun:广韵·去声··》覆:盖也。又敷六切。
广韵·去声··》覆:伏兵曰覆。
广韵·入声··》覆:反覆又败也,倒也,审也。又敷救切。
广韵·入声··》覆:匹北切,三。
Kangxi:康熙字典·襾部·十二》覆:《唐韵》芳福切《集韵》《韵会》芳六切,𠀤音蝮。《玉篇》反覆也。《·小雅》不惩其心,覆怨是正。《礼·月令》季春,命舟牧覆舟,五覆五反,乃告舟备具于天子。又倒也。《易·鼎卦》鼎折足,覆公餗。《·胤征》顚覆厥德。又败也。《中庸》倾者覆之。《纲目集览》覆,军败也。又中覆。《前汉·冯唐传》赏赐决于外,不从中覆也。《注》覆谓覆白之也。又射覆。《前汉·东方朔传》上尝使诸数家射覆。《注》于覆器之下而置诸物,令暗射之,故云射覆。又与复同。《易·乾卦》终日乾乾,反复道也。又《集韵》方六切,音福。审也。《周礼·冬官考工记注》详察曰覆。《唐书·邓景山传》检覆私隐。又《广韵》敷救切,音与宥韵副同。《说文》盖也。《·大雅》鸟覆翼之。《礼·檀弓》见若覆夏屋者矣。又扶富切,浮去声。伏兵曰覆。《左传·隐九年》君爲三覆以待之。又《类篇》匹北切,音𠣾。义同。又《韵补》笔力切,叶音逼。《班固·西都赋》草木涂地,山渊反覆。蹂躏其十二三,乃拗怒而少息。
Fanqie:芳服 (《四书章句集注·论语集注·阳货第十七》) 敷救 (《广韵·去声··》) 敷六 (《广韵·去声··》) 扶富 (《广韵·去声··》) 芳福 (《广韵·入声··》) 敷救 (《广韵·入声··》) 匹北 (《广韵·入声··》)
Unihan definition:cover; tip over; return; reply

Example usage

论语·子罕》:譬如平地,虽一篑,进,吾往也。
It may be compared to throwing down the earth on the level ground. Though but one basketful is thrown at a time, the advancing with it is my own going forward.
孟子·告子上》:梏之反,则其夜气不足以存。
This fettering taking place again and again, the restorative influence of the night is not sufficient to preserve the proper goodness of the mind.
礼记·缁衣》:太甲》曰:‘毋越厥命以自也。’
It is said in the Tai Jia (Shu, III, v, sect. 1, 5, 7), "Do not frustrate the charge to me, and bring on yourself your own overthrow."
扬子法言》:天俄而可度,则其物也浅矣。
If Heaven could be measured instantly then it would be only a shallow cover over the world of things.
墨子·亲士》:其直如矢,其平如砥,不足以万物,是故溪陕者速涸,逝浅者速竭,墝埆者其地不育。
As to the chieftain of only a thousand people, he is straight like an arrow and smooth like a whetstone, unable to tolerate the manifold ways. For narrow gorges clog up rapidly, shallow streams are soon exhausted, and the barren land does not bear fruits.
庄子·逍遥游》:杯水于坳堂之上,则芥为之舟,置杯焉则胶,水浅而舟大也。
Upset a cup of water in a cavity, and a straw will float on it as if it were a boat. Place a cup in it, and it will stick fast; the water is shallow and the boat is large.
道德经》:养之之。
Maintains them, and overspreads them.
商君书·赏刑》:万乘之国,若有苏其兵中原者,战将其军。
Should a country of ten thousand chariots assemble its soldiers in the plains of the Middle Kingdom, one would in battle, rout its army.
荀子·》:无羽无翼,反甚极。
说苑·修文》:天子文绣衣各一袭到地,诸侯跗,大夫到踝,士到髀。
春秋繁露·玉杯》:曰:世乱义废,背上不臣,篡弑君者多,而有明大恶之诛,谁言其诛。
韩诗外传·卷一》:君人者、降礼尊贤而王,重法爱民而霸,好利多诈而危,权谋倾而亡。
大戴礼记·保傅》:又曰:‘前车,后车诫。’
白虎通德论·》:故《援神契》曰:“天地载谓之天子,上法斗极。”
新书·道术》:无私谓之公,反公为私。
新序·杂事五》:凫须对曰:“臣闻之沐者其心,心者言悖,君意沐邪?”
中论·虚道》:夫《》曰:“诲尔谆谆,听之藐藐,匪用为教,用为虐。”
孔子家语·五仪解》:水所以载舟,亦所以舟,君以此思危,则危可知矣。
潜夫论·论荣》:张仪、中国之人也,卫鞅、康叔之孙也,而皆谗佞反,交乱四海。
论衡·吉验》:置之冰上,鸟以翼之,庆集其身。
太玄经·》:次八,黄不黄,秋常。
风俗通义·五伯》:襄公不度德量力,慕名而不综实,六鶂五石,先著其异,军残身,终为僇笑。
孔丛子·广诂》:盖、戴、焘、蒙、冐,也。
申鉴·政体》:是谓不思而得,不为而成,执之胸心之间,而功天下也。
忠经·天地神明章》:天之所,地之所载,人之所履,莫大乎忠。
素书·安礼章》:车同轨者倾,与亡国同事者灭。
新语·辅政》:秦以刑罚为巢,故有巢破卵之患,以赵高、李斯为杖,故有倾仆跌伤之祸,何哉?
独断·卷上》:三代年岁之别名:唐虞曰载,载、岁也,言一岁莫不载,故曰载也。
蔡中郎集·独断》:社、稷二神功同,故同堂别坛,俱在未位,土地广博,不可徧,故封社稷。
列子·天瑞》:故天职生,地职形载,圣职教化,物职所宜。
鶡冠子·天则》:故天道先贵者,地道先贵载者,人道先贵事者,酒保先贵食者。
文子·道原》:以天为盖则无所不也,以地为车则无所不载也,四时为马则无所不使也,阴阳御之则无所不备也。
文始真经·一宇》:关尹子曰:“不知道,妄意卜者,如射盂:高之存金、存玉,中之存角、存羽,卑之存瓦、存石。”
老子河上公章句》:故道生之,德畜之,长之育之,成之孰之,养之之。
韩非子·十过》:昔者黄帝合鬼神于泰山之上,驾象车而六蛟龙,毕方并辖,蚩尤居前,风伯进扫,雨师洒道,虎狼在前,鬼神在后,腾蛇伏地,凤皇上,大合鬼神,作为清角。
申不害·大体》:刚者折,危者,动者摇,静者安。
慎子·民杂》:故曰:君人者,好为善以先下,则下不敢与君争为善以先君矣,皆私其所知以自掩,有过,则臣反责君,逆乱之道也。
管子·版法解》:桓公谓管子曰:“今子教寡人法天合德,合德长久,合德而兼之,则万物受命。”
孙子兵法·九变》:军杀将,必以五危,不可不察也。
吴子·治兵》:常令有馀,备敌我。
六韬·兵徵》:城之气出而我军之上,军必病。

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