1. noun a scholar
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: The original meaning of 儒 at the time of Confucius was as a government official assisting the ruler. There are also a number of other archaic senses debated for this term (Yao 2000. p. 18).
  2. proper noun Confucianism; Confucian school
    Domain: History 历史 , Subdomain: Confucianism
    Notes: Founded by Confucius 孔子 (551-479 BC) and elaborated by Mencius 孟子 (c. 372-c. 289 BC) and other scholars in the Warring States period (Yao 2000, p. 7).

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