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confucius Explained

confucius at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Confucius at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1837, Latinization of Chinese K'ung Fu-tzu "philosopher (or Master) K'ung" (c.551 B.C.E.-c.479 B.C.E.). The name first appears in a L. publication of Chinese works (Paris, 1687). Connection with the martial arts kung-fu is obscure, uncertain. His philosophy based on the Golden Rule: "What you do not like when done to yourself do not do to others." ///

Confucius at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

(551-479 BC) a Chinese philosopher whose ideas encouraged justice and peace, and who taught social and moral principles which had a great influence on Chinese society//

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confucius at Dutch => English Of Explained:

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Confucius at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Ancient Chinese teacher, philosopher, and political theorist. Born into a poor family in the state of Lu, he managed stables and worked as a bookkeeper while educating himself. Mastery of the six arts--ritual, music, archery, charioteering, calligraphy, and arithmetic--and familiarity with history and poetry enabled him to begin a brilliant teaching career in his thirties. Confucius saw education as a process of constant self-improvement and held that its primary function was the training of noblemen (junzi). He saw public service as the natural consequence of education and sought to revitalize Chinese social institutions, incl. the family, school, community, state, and kingdom. He served in government posts, eventually becoming minister of justice in Lu, but his policies attracted little interest. After a 12-year self-imposed exile during which his circle of students expanded, he returned to Lu at age 67 to teach and write. His life and thoughts are recorded in the Lunyu (Analects). See also Confucianism.

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Confucius at Dutch => English Of Explained:

Confucius [kɔnfɵsijɵs]

Confucius at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : Chinese philosopher (circa 551-478 BC) [syn: {Kung futzu}]

Confucius at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Alternative forms

* K'ung-tzu
  • Kongzi
  • Kong Zi


    From Inter: etyl » la Confucius, from the pinyin romanisation of Inter: etyl » zhx|en 孔夫子 (Kǒng Fūzǐ) "Master Kong".


    * Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /kənˈfju.ʃəs/

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n

  • Western name of Kong Qiu (孔丘), an influential Chinese philosopher who lived 551 Inter: B.C.E » . – 479 Inter: B.C.E » ..
    1. Inter: context » very rare Inter: given name » male|from=Latin.

      Derived terms

      * Confucian

  • Confucianism
  • Confucianist

    See also

    * Laozi


    Inter: trans-top » Chinese philosopher
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|كونفوشيوس|m|tr=kunfuushyus
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|Կոնֆուցիոս|tr=Konfuc’ios
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|Канфуцый|m|tr=Kanfúcyj
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|Конфуций|m|tr=Konfúčij
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|孔子|tr=Kǒngzǐ|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|孔夫子|tr=Kǒng Fūzǐ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|孔丘|tr=Kǒng Qiū|sc=Hani
  • : Min Nan: 孔子 (Khóng-chú)
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|Konfucius|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|Konfuceo
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|Kungfutse, Inter: t- » fi|Konfutse
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Confucius|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|კონფუცი|tr=konpuc'i|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Konfuzius|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|Κομφούκιος|m
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|קונפוציוס|m
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|कन्फ्यूशियस|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|Konfuciusz
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|Confucio|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|孔子|tr=こうし, Kōshi, Inter: t- » ja|孔夫子|tr=こうふうし, Kōfūshi
    • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|Құң-зы|sc=Cyrl
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|공자|tr=Gongja|sc=Hang (孔子), Inter: t- » ko|공부자|tr=Gongbuja|sc=Hang (孔夫子)
    • Lao: Inter: t- » lo|ຂົງຈື້|sc=Laoo
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|Confucius
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|Konfucijus
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|Конфучиј|m|tr=Konfúčij
    • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|کنفوسیوس
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|Konfucjusz|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|Confúcio|m
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Конфуций|m|tr=Konfúcij, Inter: t- » ru|Кун-Цзы|m|tr=Kun-Czy
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|Конфучије|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|Konfučije|m|sc=Latn
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|Confucio|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|Konfucius
    • Tamil: Inter: t- » ta|கன்பூசியஸ்
    • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|ขงจื๊อ|tr=kŏng-jéu
    • Tibetan: Inter: t- » bo|ཁུང་ཙི|sc=Tibt
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|Конфуцій|m|tr=Konfúcij
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|Khổng Tử (孔子), Inter: t- » vi|Khổng Phu Tử (孔夫子)

    Inter: trans-botto » m
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    From Inter: etyl » la|fr Confucius, from Inter: etyl » zhx|fr 孔夫子 (Kǒng Fūzǐ) "Master Kong".

    Proper noun

  • Confucius

  • Category: Category:French proper nouns -


    Alternative forms

    * Confutius


    From Inter: etyl » zhx|la 孔夫子 (Kǒng Fūzǐ) "Master Kong".

    Proper noun

    Inter: la-noun » Confucius|Confucii|Confucii|m|second
  • Confucius
    1. 1687: Philippe Couplet, Confucius, Sinarum Philosophus
    2. : CUM FU CU, ſive Confucius quem Sinenſes uti Principem Philoſophiæ ſuæ ſequuntur, ...
    3. 1698: Johann Jacob Hofmann, Lexicon Universale
    4. : CONFUTIUS, dictus Socrates Sinenſis, tum quia huic σύγχρονος, tum quia morum imprimis Doctrinam excoluit.

    Category: Category:Latin proper nouns -
    Translation: et » Confucius
    Translation: fr » Confucius
    Translation: la » Confucius
    Translation: hu » Confucius
    Translation: pl » Confucius
    Translation: ru » Confucius
    Translation: zh » Confucius