Confucius

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From Latin Confucius, from Mandarin 孔夫子 (Kǒng Fūzǐ) "Master Kong".

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Confucius

  1. Western name of Kong Qiu (孔丘), an influential Chinese philosopher who lived 551 BCE – 479 BCE.
  2. (very rare) A male given name.

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French[edit]

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From Latin Confucius, from Mandarin 孔夫子 (Kǒng Fūzǐ) "Master Kong".

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Confucius

  1. Confucius

Latin[edit]

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From Mandarin 孔夫子 (Kǒng Fūzǐ) "Master Kong".

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Confucius m (genitive Confucii); second declension

  1. Confucius
    • 1687: Philippe Couplet, Confucius, Sinarum Philosophus
      CUM FU CU, ſive Confucius quem Sinenſes uti Principem Philoſophiæ ſuæ ſequuntur, ...
    • 1698: Johann Jacob Hofmann, Lexicon Universale
      CONFUTIUS, dictus Socrates Sinenſis, tum quia huic σύγχρονος, tum quia morum imprimis Doctrinam excoluit.