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|a state; country or nation||country; state; nation|
- nation; state; country
- 宜大夫庶士、邦國是有。既多受祉、黃髮兒齒。 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
- From: The Classic of Poetry, circa 11th – 7th centuries BCE, translated based on James Legge's version
- Yí dàfū shù shì, bāngguó shì yǒu. Jì duō shòu zhǐ, huángfà'érchǐ. [Pinyin]
- With his excellent ministers and all his [other] officers.
Our region and State shall he hold,
Thus receiving many blessings,
To hoary hair, and with teeth ever renewed like a child's.
宜大夫庶士、邦国是有。既多受祉、黄发儿齿。 [Classical Chinese, simp.]