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Simplified Chinese version

U+8CE4

Seal script

Simplified character
𧶤
Semantic variant

Radical:+ 8 strokes = 15 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.411#49 Kangxi: p.1209#35 Cihai: p.1277r3c03 GSR: 155.n Hanyu: v6,p3647#05
Composition:Left: , right: . Compositionally related: 𧶤 . Component of: 𫻔 𥜤 𬚂
Mandarin:jiàn ㄐㄧㄢˋ
Cantonese:zin6
Tang reconstruction:*dzhiɛ̀n
Shuowen:贝部》贱:贾少也。从贝戋声。
Guangyun:广韵·去声·线·》贱:轻贱又姓风俗通云汉有北平太守贱琼。才线切,三。
Kangxi:康熙字典·贝部·》贱:〔古文〕𧶤《唐韵》《集韵》才线切《正韵》在线切,𠀤音羡。《说文》贾少也。《玉篇》𤰞下也,不贵也。《广韵》轻贱。《易·屯卦》以贵下贱,大得民也。《·旅獒》不贵异物,贱用物。《前汉·食货志》籴甚贵伤民,甚贱伤农。又姓。《风俗通》汉北平太守贱琼。
Fanqie:才线 (《广韵·去声·线·》)
Unihan definition:mean, low; cheap, worthless

Example usage

论语·里仁》:贫与是人之所恶也,不以其道得之,不去也。
Poverty and meanness are what men dislike. If it cannot be avoided in the proper way, they should not be avoided.
孟子·告子上》:体有贵,有小大。
Some parts of the body are noble, and some ignoble; some great, and some small.
礼记·缁衣》:子曰:“轻绝贫,而重绝富贵,则好贤不坚,而恶恶不著也。”
The Master said, 'When a man on light grounds breaks off his friendship with the poor and mean, and only on great grounds with the rich and noble, his love of worth cannot be great, nor does his hatred of evil clearly appear.'
扬子法言》:小知之师亦矣。
A teacher who only understands the trivial is indeed worthless.
庄子·在宥》:而不可不任者,物也。
Mean, and yet demanding to be allowed their free course - such are Things.
道德经》:故贵以为本,高以下为基。
Thus it is that dignity finds its (firm) root in its (previous) meanness, and what is lofty finds its stability in the lowness (from which it rises).
商君书·垦令》:无以外权任爵与官,则民不贵学问,又不农。
If dignities are not conferred nor office given according to deviating standards, then the people will not prize learning nor, besides, will they hold agriculture cheap.
荀子·大略》:古之贤人,为布衣,贫为匹夫,食则饘粥不足,衣则竖褐不完。
说苑·修文》:此所以祭先王之庙也,此所以献酢酳之酬也,所以官序贵各得其宜也,此可以示后世有尊卑长幼之序也。
春秋繁露·玉杯》:不别先后,其无人心也。
韩诗外传·卷一》:由是观之,卑贫穷,非士之耻也。
大戴礼记》:知既知之,行既由之,言既顺之,若夫性命肌肤之不可易也,富贵不足以益,贫不足以损。
白虎通德论·》:不得体君之尊,故加元以别诸侯之士也。
新书·修政语上》:是故明君而君子,贵尚学道,而下独思也。
新序·善谋下》:乃洗沐往见张耳、陈馀,遣行见燕王,燕王问之,对曰:“人希见长者,愿请一卮酒。”
中论·修本》:存其旧术,顺其常好,是以身辱名而不免为人役也。
孔子家语·三恕》:伯常骞问于孔子曰:“骞固周国之吏也,不自以不肖,将北面以事君子,敢问正道宜行,不容于世。”
潜夫论·遏利》:世人之论也,靡不贵廉让而财利焉,及其行也,多释廉甘利之于人。
论衡·命义》:命者、贫富贵也。
太玄经·》:测曰,“鱼鳞差之”、贵位也。
风俗通义》:《汉书》曰说:王阳虽儒生,自寒
孔丛子·广义》:妾妇之者,谓之属妇。
申鉴·政体》:嘉守节而轻狭陋,疾威福而尊权右,求欲而崇克济,贵求己而荣华誉,万物类是已。
忠经·广至理章》:珍则人去贪。
素书·遵义章》:贵而忘者不久。
新语·术事》:圣人贵宽,而世人众,五谷养性,而弃之于地,珠玉无用,而宝之于身。
独断·卷上》:古者尊卑共之,贵不嫌,则可同号之义也。
蔡中郎集·独断》:帻者,古之卑执事不冠者之所服也。
墨子·经说上》:礼:贵者公,者名,而俱有敬僈。
列子·黄帝》:梁鸯曰:“鸯,役也,何术以告尔?”
鶡冠子·道端》:富者观其所予,足以知仁,贵者观其所举,足以知忠,观其大𥘽,长不让少,贵不让,足以知礼达,观其所不行,足以知义,受官任治,观其去就,足以知智,迫之不惧,足以知勇,口利辞巧,足以知辩,使之不隐,足以知信,贫者观其所不取,足以知廉,者观其所不为,足以知贤,测深观天,足以知圣。
文子·道原》:真人者,大己而小天下,贵治身而治人,不以物滑和,不以欲乱情,隐其名姓,有道则隐,无道则见,为无为,事无事,知不知也,怀天道,包天心,嘘吸阴阳,吐故纳新,与阴俱闭,与阳俱开,与刚柔卷舒,与阴阳俯仰,与天同心,与道同体。
文始真经·三极》:不尊君子,不小人。
列仙传·平常生》:玄化忘形,贵奚恤。
老子河上公章句》:疾时质而贵文。
韩非子·初见秦》:当是时也,赵氏上下不相亲也,贵不相信也。
慎子·逸文》:国有贵之礼,无贤不肖之礼。
管子·轻重己》:天子之所以异贵而赏有功也。
孙子兵法·行军》:凡军好高而恶下,贵阳而阴,养生处实,军无百疾,是谓必胜。
吴子·论将》:起对曰:“令而勇者,将轻锐以尝之。”
六韬·上贤》:五曰:臣有轻爵位、有司、羞为上犯难者,伤功臣之劳。

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