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U+8AA0

Seal script

Simplified character

Radical:+ 6 strokes = 14 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.191#30 Kangxi: p.1163#12 Cihai: p.1246r2c01 GSR: 818.h Hanyu: v6,p3963#05
Composition:Left: , right: .
Mandarin:chéng ㄔㄥˊ
Cantonese:sing4
Tang reconstruction:*zhiɛng
Shuowen:言部》誠:信也。从言成聲。
Guangyun:廣韻·下平聲··》誠:審也,敬也,信也。
Kangxi:康熙字典·言部·》誠:《唐韻》氏征切《集韻》《韻會》《正韻》時征切,𠀤音成。《說文》信也。《廣雅》敬也。《增韻》純也,無僞也,眞實也。《易·乾卦》閑邪存其誠。《疏》言防閑邪惡,當自存其誠實也。《·太甲》鬼神無常享,享于克誠。《傳》言鬼神不係一人,能誠信者則享其祀。《眞德秀曰》唐虞時未有誠字,《舜典》允塞卽誠之義。至伊尹告太甲始見誠字。《禮·樂記》著誠去僞,禮之經也。《中庸》誠者,天之道也。誠之者,人之道也。《註》誠者,眞實無妄之謂。又《玉篇》審也。《禮·經解》故衡誠縣,不可欺以輕重。《註》誠,猶審也。或作成。又郡名。《唐書·地理志》悉州歸誠郡。又州名。《唐書·地理志》嶺南道有思誠州。又叶𨻰羊切,音嘗。《韓愈·歐陽生哀辭》哭泣無益兮,抑哀自彊。推生知死兮,以慰孝誠。
Fanqie:是征 (《廣韻·下平聲··》)
Unihan definition:sincere, honest; true, real

Example usage

論語·顏淵》:不以富,亦祗以異。
'It may not be on account of her being rich, yet you come to make a difference.'
孟子·盡心上》:反身而,樂莫大焉。
There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.
禮記·曲禮上》:禱祠祭祀,供給鬼神,非禮不不莊。
Nor can there be the (proper) sincerity and gravity in presenting the offerings to spiritual Beings on occasions of supplication, thanksgiving, and the various sacrifices.
揚子法言》:哉,是言也!
How true these words are!
莊子·德充符》:故德有所長,而形有所忘,人不忘其所忘,而忘其所不忘,此謂忘。
So it is that when one's virtue is extraordinary, (any deficiency in) his bodily form may be forgotten. When men do not forget what is (easily) forgotten, and forget what is not (easily) forgotten, we have a case of real oblivion.
道德經》:全而歸之。
All real completion is comprehended under it.
商君書·錯法》:任,不患無財。
If land is made truly productive, one need not be anxious about not being wealthy.
史記·五帝本紀》:養材以任地,載時以象天,依鬼神以制義,治氣以教化,絜以祭祀。
He exercised his talents in cultivating the ground; he recorded in their seasons the movements of the heavenly bodies, relied on spiritual influences in framing laws, taught reform by controlling the passion nature, and sacrificed with purity and sincerity.
荀子·大略》:知者明於事,達於數,不可以不事也。
說苑·君道》:其君歸也,乃召其國大夫,告用天子之言,百姓聞之皆喜曰:「此天子也!」
春秋繁露·玉杯》:是故孔子立新王之道,明其貴誌以反和,見其好以滅偽。
韓詩外傳·卷二》:君子善其平已也,華元以告子反,得以解圍,全二國之命。
大戴禮記·保傅》:立而敢斷,輔善而相義者,謂之充。
白虎通德論·諫諍》:盡忠納也。
新書·道德說》:是故弟子隨師而問,博學以達其知,而明其辭以立其,故曰博學辯議,為此辭者也。
新序·善謀下》:能無愛金玉璧帛,令太子為書,卑辭以安車迎之,因使辯士固請宜來,來以為客,時時從入朝,令上見之,上見之即必異問之,問之,上知此四人,亦一助也。
中論·脩本》:身之與家、我之有也,治之易,而不肯為也。
孔子家語·致思》:周公載己行化,而天下順之,其至矣。
潛夫論·務本》:今賦頌之徒,苟為饒辯屈蹇之辭,競陳誣罔無然之事,以索見怪於世,愚夫戇士,從而奇之,此悖孩童之思,而長不之言者也。
論衡·命祿》:越王翳逃山中,至不願,自冀得代。
太玄經·》:次六,信周其,上通于天。
風俗通義》:原父安為司徒,忠蹇匪躬,盡事國,啟發和帝,誅討竇氏,中興以來,最為名宰。
孔叢子·論書》:以教而愛深也。
申鑒·政體》: 四患既蠲,五政既立,行之以,守之以固,簡而不怠,䟽而不失,無為為之,使自施之,無事事之,使自交之,不肅而治,垂拱揖遜而海內平矣,是謂為政之方也。
忠經·天地神明章》:天地感,其達也。
素書·本德宗道章》:神莫神於至
獨斷·卷上》:表者,不需頭,上言臣某言,下言臣某恐,頓首頓首,死罪死罪。
蔡中郎集·獨斷》:表者,不需頭,上言臣某言,下言臣某恐,頓首頓首,死罪死罪。
列子·天瑞》:憂其壞者,為大遠。
鶡冠子·著希》:故人乖其,能士隱其實情,心雖不說,弗敢不譽。
文子·道原》:循道理之數,因天地之然,即六合不足均也,聽失於非譽,目淫於綵女,禮亶不足以放愛,心可以懷遠,故兵莫憯乎志,鏌铮為下寇,莫大於陰陽,而枹鼓為細,所謂大寇伏尸不言節,中寇藏於山,小寇遯於民間。
文始真經·四符》:譬猶兆龜數蓍,至自契,五行應之。
老子河上公章句》:禁多令煩,不可歸,故欺侮之。
韓非子·初見秦》:大王聽其說,一舉而天下之從不破,趙不舉,韓不亡,荊、魏不臣,齊、燕不親,霸王之名不成,四鄰諸侯不朝,大王斬臣以徇國,以為王謀不忠者也。
管子·揆度》:國有患憂,輕重五穀以調用,積餘臧羨以備賞,天下賓服,有海內,以富信仁義之士,故民高辭讓,無為奇恠者。
六韜·上賢》:信,去詐偽。
尉繚子·攻權》:其心動以,則支節必力。
周髀算經·》:其旨約而遠,其言曲而中,將恐廢替,濡滯不通,使談天者無所取則,輒依經為圖,冀頹毀重仞之墻,披露堂室之奧,庶博物君子,時逈思焉。
淮南子·道應訓》:有其志,則四境之內皆得其利矣。
呂氏春秋·壹行》:彊大之國可知,則其王不難矣。
鬼谷子·捭闔》:闔而閉之者,異其也。

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