Mencius

See also: mencius

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Mencius, from Mandarin 孟子 (Mèngzǐ).

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Mencius

  1. Chinese philosopher, follower of Confucius (?372 - 289 B.C.E., or 385 - 303/302 B.C.E.)
    • 1738, Lewis Le Comte, Memoirs and Remarks[1], London: John Hughs, page 191:
      This laſt tome, notwithſtanding, is not ſo much the work of Confucius, as of Mencius his diſciple, whoſe life was leſs regular than that of his maſter, but his ſtile more eloquent and pleaſant.
  2. A collection of anecdotes and conversations of the philosopher by the same name.

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Preceded by the definite article (the) when distinguishing the book from the philosopher.

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