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U+8CA1

Seal script

Semantic variant
Semantic variant

Specialized semantic variant

Simplified character

Radical:+ 3 strokes = 10 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.99#48 Kangxi: p.1204#11 Cihai: p.1269r5c02 GSR: 943.h Hanyu: v6,p3624#07
Composition:Left: , right: . Component of: 𣺠 𫞭 𨃁
Mandarin:cái ㄘㄞˊ
Cantonese:coi4
Tang reconstruction:dzhəi
Shuowen:贝部》财:人所宝也。从贝才声。
Guangyun:广韵·上平声··》财:货也,贿也。
Kangxi:康熙字典·贝部·》财:〔古文〕㒲《唐韵》昨哉切《集韵》墙来切,𠀤音裁。《说文》人所宝也。《徐曰》可入用者也。《玉篇》纳财,谓食谷也,货也,赂也。《易·系辞》何以聚人曰财。《注》财,所以资物生也。《·禹贡》底愼财赋。《传》所愼者,财货贡赋。《周礼·天官·大宰》以九赋敛财贿。《注》财,泉谷也。《礼·坊记》先财而后礼。《注》币帛也。又《礼器》设于地财。《注》财,物也。各是土地之物。又与裁通。《易·泰卦》后以财成天地之道。《释文》财,荀作裁。《尔雅·释言疏》裁、财音义同。《史记·封禅书》民里社各自财以祠。《前汉·郊祀志》作自裁。又与材通。《孟子》有达财者。又与才通。《史记·孝文本纪》太仆见马遗财足。《注》财,与才同。又《集韵》昨代切,音在。义同。又《韵补》叶前西切。《舜·南风之歌》南风之时兮,可以阜吾民之财兮。○按《唐韵正》支、齐两韵本通。
考证:〔又《礼器》设于用财。〕谨照原文用改地。
Fanqie:昨哉 (《广韵·上平声··》)
Unihan definition:wealth, valuables, riches

Example usage

孟子·尽心上》:孟子曰:“君子之所以教者五:有如时雨化之者,有成德者,有达者,有答问者,有私淑艾者。”
Mencius said, 'There are five ways in which the superior man effects his teaching. There are some on whom his influence descends like seasonable rain. There are some whose virtue he perfects, and some of whose talents he assists the development. There are some whose inquiries he answers. There are some who privately cultivate and correct themselves.'
礼记·曲礼上》:毋茍得,临难毋茍免。
When you find wealth within your reach, do not (try to) get it by improper means; when you meet with calamity, do not (try to) escape from it by improper means.
扬子法言》:市井相与言,则以与利。
When merchants talk together, they discuss wealth and profit.
墨子·亲士》:非无足也,我无足心也。
'It is not that my wealth is not sufficient but that my passion yearns for more (to improve others' conditions).
庄子·天地》:不利货,不近贵富。
He considers not property or money to be any gain; he keeps aloof from riches and honours.
道德经》:服文彩,带利剑,厌饮食,货有馀。
They shall wear elegant and ornamented robes, carry a sharp sword at their girdle, pamper themselves in eating and drinking, and have a superabundance of property and wealth.
商君书·算地》:地过民,则山泽物不为用。
If the territory exceeds the population, then the resources of mountains and moors will not be utilized.
孙子兵法·作战》:国之贫于师者远输,远输则百姓贫,近于师者贵卖,贵卖则百姓竭,竭则急于丘役,力屈殚,中原内虚于家,百姓之费,十去其七,公家之费,破车罢马,甲胄矢弩,戟楯蔽橹,丘牛大车,十去其六。
Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance. Contributing to maintain an army at a distance causes the people to be impoverished. On the other hand, the proximity of an army causes prices to go up; and high prices cause the people's substance to be drained away. When their substance is drained away, the peasantry will be afflicted by heavy exactions. With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and three-tenths of their income will be dissipated; while government expenses for broken chariots, worn-out horses, breast-plates and helmets, bows and arrows, spears and shields, protective mantles, draught-oxen and heavy wagons, will amount to four-tenths of its total revenue.
史记·五帝本纪》:取地之而节用之,抚教万民而利诲之,历日月而迎送之,明鬼神而敬事之。
He secured the revenue of the land, and spent it economically. He governed and instructed all his subjects, and they profited by the instruction. He made a calendar of the days and months past as well as future. He knew all about spirits, and worshipped them respectfully.
荀子·大略》:仁义礼善之于人也,辟之若货粟米之于家也,多有之者富,少有之者贫,至无有者穷。
说苑·修文》:丧事有賵者,盖以乘马束帛舆马曰賵,货曰赙,水被曰襚,口实曰含,玩好曰赠。
春秋繁露·王道》:夺民食,高雕文刻镂之观,尽金玉骨象之工,穷白黑之变。
韩诗外传·卷一》:妇人对曰:“客之行,差迟乖人,分其资,弃之野鄙。”
大戴礼记·主言》:是故内修七教而上不劳,外行三至而不费,此之谓明主之道也。
白虎通德论》:王者始起封诸父、昆弟,与己共之义,故可与共土也。
新书·大政上》:故君子之富也,与民以,故士民乐之。
新序·善谋下》:攻城得赂,积而不能赏,天下畔之,贤才怨之,而莫为之用。
中论·爵禄》:、非富也。
孔子家语·王言解》:故曰,内修七教,而上不劳,外行三至,而不费。
潜夫论·务本》:故君子曰:贿不多,衣食不赡,声色不妙,威势不行,非君子之忧也。
论衡·命禄》:智虑深而无,才能高而无官
太玄经·玄冲》:《积》、多
风俗通义》:招募方伎怪迂之人,述神仙黄白之事,殚力屈,无能成获。
孔丛子·论书》:孔子曰:“夫山、草木植焉,鸟兽蕃焉,用出焉,直而无私焉,四方皆伐焉。”
申鉴·政体》:故在上者,先丰民以定其志。
素书·正道章》:行足以为仪表,智足以决嫌疑,信可以使守约,廉可以使分,此人之豪也。
新语·无为》:楚平王奢侈纵恣,不能制下,检民以德,增驾百马而行,欲令天下人馁富利,明不可及,于是楚国逾奢,君臣无别。
蔡中郎集·汉津赋》:运货,懋迁有无。
列子·天瑞》:未及时,以赃获罪,没其先居之
鶡冠子·博选》:贵者有知,富者有,贫者有身。
文子·守弱》:故士有一定之论,女有不易之行,不待势而尊,不须而富,不须力而强,不利货,不贪世名,不以贵为安,不以贱为危,形神气志各居其宜。
文始真经·三极》:以此公天下,可以理
列仙传·范蠡》:更后百馀年,见于陶,为陶朱君,累亿万,号陶朱公。
老子河上公章句》:众人皆有馀,众人馀以为奢,馀智以为诈。
韩非子·主道》:是故人主有五壅:臣闭其主曰壅,臣制利曰壅,臣擅行令曰壅,臣得行义曰壅,臣得树人曰壅。
慎子·威德》:地有,不忧人之贫也。
管子·轻重戊》:管子告楚之贾人曰:“子为我致生鹿二十,赐子金百斤,什至而金千斤也,则是楚不赋于民而用足也。”
六韬·文师》:天有时,地有,能与人共之者、仁也。
司马法·定爵》:顺天,阜,怿众,利地,右兵,是谓五虑。
尉缭子·天官》:然不能取者,城高池深,兵器备具,谷多积,豪士一谋者也。
三略·上略》:,散之。

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