礼 (禮)

  1. noun propriety; social custom; manners; courtesy / etiquette
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Middle Chinese: lejX; In this sense, 礼 has the same meaning as 礼节. It is a central principle in Confucianism (FE '禮' 1; Guoyu '禮' n 1; Kroll 2015 '禮' 2; GHC '礼' 3; Sun 2006, loc. 1296). For example, 惡勇而無禮者 'He hates those who have valor merely, and are unobservant of propriety.' (Lunyu 17:24, trans. by Legge)
  2. noun a ritual; a ceremony; a rite
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Especially, in the context of Confucianism (FE '禮' 2; GHC '礼' 1; Guoyu '禮' n 3; Yao 2000, p. 22) For example, 喪禮 'funeral rites' (Legge, 1885, 'Tan Gong II' in ”Classic of Rites”; 禮記‧檀弓下)
  3. noun a present; a gift
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (FE '禮' 3; GHC '礼' 4; Guoyu '禮' n 4)
  4. noun a bow
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GHC '礼' 2; Guoyu '禮' n 2)
  5. proper noun Li; Zhou Li; Yi Li; Li Ji
    Domain: Literature 文学 , Concept: Book 书
    Notes: An abbreviation for one of the books Rites of Zhou 周礼, Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 仪礼, or the Classic of Rites 礼记 (GHC '礼' 5; Guoyu '禮' n 5)
  6. proper noun Li
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: A surname (FE '禮' 4; GHC '礼' 6; Guoyu '禮' n 6)
  7. verb to give an offering in a religious ceremony
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 祭 (Guoyu '禮' v 1)
  8. verb to respect; to revere
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 尊敬 (Guoyu '禮' v 2)

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  • 百礼 (百禮) 以洽百禮 — The Book of Songs 詩經, 小雅‧甫田之什‧賓之初筵 Minor odes of the kingdom - Fu Tian Zhi Shen - Bao Zhi Chu Yan — count: 5
  • 谓礼 (謂禮) 子父不奸之謂禮 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 僖公 Lord Xi — count: 5
  • 大礼 (大禮) 君貺之以大禮 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 文公 Lord Wen — count: 4
  • 知礼 (知禮) 可謂知禮矣 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 3
  • 礼成 (禮成) 禮成而不反 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 桓公 Lord Huan — count: 3
  • 礼六 (禮六) 獻公合諸侯之禮六 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 昭公 Lord Zhao — count: 2
  • 礼终 (禮終) 禮終 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 昭公 Lord Zhao — count: 2
  • 问礼 (問禮) 問禮於皇武子 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 僖公 Lord Xi — count: 2
  • 善于礼 (善於禮) 魯侯不亦善於禮乎 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 昭公 Lord Zhao — count: 2
  • 讲礼 (講禮) 間朝以講禮 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 昭公 Lord Zhao — count: 2