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U+8CCA

Seal script

Jinwen

Alternate form

Simplified character

Radical:+ 6 strokes = 13 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.391#12 p.530#7 Kangxi: p.1208#14 Cihai: p.1275r4c01 GSR: 907.a Hanyu: v6,p3637#01
Composition:Left: , right: . Component of: 𣿐 𣛸 𦽒 𧒿 𨆎
Mandarin:zéi ㄗㄟˊ ㄗㄜˊ
Cantonese:caak6
Tang reconstruction:*dzhək
Shuowen:戈部》賊:敗也。从戈則聲。
Guangyun:廣韻·入聲··》賊:盜也。《說文》作賊則也。昨則切,七。
Kangxi:康熙字典·貝部·》賊:《廣韻》昨則切《集韻》《韻會》疾則切,𠀤音蠈。盜也。《玉篇》刧人也。《·舜典》𡨥賊姦宄。《傳》殺人曰賊。又《·大雅》不僭不賊。《傳》不殘賊。又《左傳·僖九年》不僭不賊。《註》賊,傷害也。又《周禮·夏官·大司馬》賊賢害民,則伐之。《疏》賊虐。又害苗之蟲。《·小雅》去其螟螣,及其蟊賊。《傳》食節曰賊。《陸璣疏》賊似桃李中蠹蟲,赤頭身長而細耳。
Fanqie:昨則 (《廣韻·入聲··》)
Unihan definition:thief, traitor

Example usage

論語·先進》:子曰:「夫人之子。」
The Master said, "You are injuring a man's son."
孟子·盡心上》:所惡執一者,為其道也,舉一而廢百也。
The reason why I hate that holding to one point is the injury it does to the way of right principle. It takes up one point and disregards a hundred others.
禮記·禮運》:是故謀閉而不興,盜竊亂而不作,故外戶而不閉,是謂大同。
In this way (selfish) schemings were repressed and found no development. Robbers, filchers, and rebellious traitors did not show themselves, and hence the outer doors remained open, and were not shut. This was (the period of) what we call the Grand Union.
揚子法言》:頻頻之黨,甚於鸒斯,亦夫糧食而已矣。
Factions formed from cliques are even worse than a flock of crows; indeed, crows do no more than steal food.
墨子·法儀》:故曰:「愛人利人者,天必福之,惡人人者,天必禍之。」
Hence those who love and benefit others Heaven will bless. Those who hate and harm others Heaven will curse.
莊子·胠篋》:故田成子有乎盜之名,而身處堯、舜之安,小國不敢非,大國不敢誅,十二世有齊國。
And so, though he got the name of being a thief and a robber, yet he himself continued to live as securely as Yao and Shun had done. Small states did not dare to find fault with him; great states did not dare to take him off; for twelve generations (his descendants) have possessed the state of Qi.
道德經》:絕巧棄利,盜無有。
If we could renounce our artful contrivances and discard our (scheming for) gain, there would be no thieves nor robbers.
商君書·算地》:今夫盜上犯君上之所禁,下失臣子之禮,故名辱而身危,猶不止者,利也。
Well, take now robbers and thieves; they infringe the interdicts of the prince, above, and below they fail in the polite behaviour of subject and son. Therefore, though their reputations are dishonoured and their persons endangered, yet because of the profit they do not desist.
史記·五帝本紀》:怙終,刑。
And those who offended presumptuously or repeatedly were to be punished with death.
荀子·大略》:非其人而教之,齎盜糧,借兵也。
說苑·辨物》:人自興妖,而還自也。
春秋繁露·玉杯》:是故君殺討,則善而書其誅。
韓詩外傳·卷二》:燕立以為相,三年,燕政大平,國無盜
大戴禮記》:殺人而不戚焉,也。
白虎通德論·禮樂》:殷紂為惡日久,其惡最甚,斫涉刳胎,殘天下。
新書·耳痺》:行虐,深報而殃不辜,禍至乎身矣。
新序·節士》:晉趙穿弒靈公,趙盾時為貴大夫,亡不出境,還不討,故春秋責之,以盾為弒君。
中論·考偽》:《春秋外傳》曰:『姦仁為佻,姦禮為羞,姦勇為。』
孔子家語·始誅》:夫慢令謹誅,也。
潛夫論·忠貴》:白起、蒙恬,秦以為功,天以為
論衡·命義》:素女對黃帝陳五女之法,非徒傷父母之身,乃又男女之性。
太玄經·》:測曰,「車不拔」、躬自也。
風俗通義·葉令祠》:之矢若傷君,是絕民望也。
申鑒·時事》:孝武皇帝以四夷未賓,寇姦宄,初置武功賞官,以寵戰士。
新語·輔政》:故杖聖者帝,杖賢者王,杖仁者霸,杖義者強,杖讒者滅,杖者亡。
蔡中郎集·胡栗賦》:適禍之災人兮,嗟夭折以摧傷。
鶡冠子·道端》:是以明主之治世也,急於求人,弗獨為也,與天與地,建立四維,以輔國政,鉤繩相布,銜橛相制,參偶具備,立位乃固,經氣有常理,以天地動,逆天時不祥,有祟事,不仕賢,無功必敗,出究其道,入窮其變,張軍衛外,禍反在內,所備甚遠,在所愛。
文子·道原》:和陰陽,節四時,調五行,潤乎草木,浸乎金石,禽獸碩大,毫毛潤澤,鳥卵不敗,獸胎不殰,父無喪子之憂,兄無哭弟之哀,童子不孤,婦人不孀,虹蜺不見,盜不行,含德之所致也。
文始真經·四符》:有以不仁沉者,木之。
鬻子》:鬻子曰:「知其身之惡而不改也,以其身乃喪其軀。」
老子河上公章句》:無有。
韓非子·主道》:不慎其事,不掩其情,乃將生。
申不害·大體》:今人君之所以高為城郭,用謹門閭之閉者,為寇戎盜之至也。
管子·輕重己》:十日之內,室無處女,路無行人,苟不樹藝者,謂之人。
公孫龍子·通變論》:白足之勝矣,而不勝,是木金也。
吳子·勵士》:今使一死伏於曠野,千人追之,莫不梟視狼顧。
六韜·守土》:執斧不伐,人將來。
司馬法·仁本》:賢害民則伐之。
尉繚子·制談》:仗劍擊於市,萬人無不避之者,臣謂:『非一人之獨勇,萬人皆不肖也』。
三略·上略》:剛者,也。
孫子算經·卷中》:答曰:一十三人。

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