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三纲五常    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin sān gāng wǔ cháng    Simplified 三纲五常    Traditional 三綱五常
  1. three principles and five virtues (idiom)
  2. the three rules (ruler guides subject, father guides son and husband guides wife) and five constant virtues of Confucianism (benevolence 仁, righteousness 義|义, propriety 禮|礼, wisdom 智 and fidelity 信)

Chinese meanings
  1. sāngāngwǔcháng
    封建礼教所提倡的人与人之间的道德标准。三纲指父为子纲、君为臣纲、夫为妻纲。五常传说不一,通常指仁、义、礼、智、信。

Chinese meanings
  1. sān gāng wǔ cháng
    【近义】清规戒律、三从四德
    【反义】大逆不道、离经叛道
    【释义】三纲:指君为臣纲,父为子纲,夫为妻纲;五常:指仁、义、礼、智、信。封建礼教提倡的人与人之间的道德规范。
    【出处】《白虎通·三纲六纪》:“三纲者,何谓也?谓君臣、父子、夫妇也。”汉·王充《论衡·问孔》:“五常之道,仁、义、智、信也。”
    【用例】先生九经皆通,无书不读,岂不晓~之理?(元·贾仲名《萧淑兰》第二折)

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