五常 wǔ cháng

  1. wǔ cháng set phrase the five constant regulations / the five constant virtues
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A Confucian concept, namely: 1. 仁 rén 'benevolence,' 2. 義 yì 'righteousness,' 3. 禮 lǐ 'ritual' or 'propriety,' 4. 智 zhì 'wisdom,' and 5. 信 xìn 'faithfulness' (Guoyu '五常' 3; Mathews 1931 '五常', p. 25; Wu and Tee 2015, loc. 523; Yao 2000, p. 34)
  2. wǔ cháng set phrase the five elements
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 五行, namely, 金 metal, 木 wood, 水 water, 火 fire, and 土 earth (Guoyu '五常' 2)
  3. wǔ cháng set phrase righteousness, compassion, friendship, respect, and filial piety
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Namely, 1. father's righteousness, 2. a mother's compassion, 3. an elder brother's friendship, 4 a younger brother's respect, and a son's filial piety (Guoyu '五常' 1)
  4. wǔ cháng set phrase five companions from the state of Shu
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: The state of Shu in the Three Kingdom's period (Guoyu '五常' 4)
  5. wǔ cháng set phrase the five relations
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Namely, between 1. 君臣 ruler and minister, 2. 父子 father and son, 3. 兄弟 elder and younger brothers, 4. 夫妻 husband and wife, 5. 朋友 friends (Guoyu '五常' 5)

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三纲五常五常市

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