Confucius

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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 B.C.E. – 479 B.C.E..
  2. (very rare) A male given name from Latin.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Confucius, from Mandarin 孔夫子 (Kǒng Fūzǐ, “Master Kong”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔnˈfy.si.ʏs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Con‧fu‧ci‧us

Proper noun[edit]

Confucius m

  1. Confucius

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Confucius

  1. Confucius

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 孔夫子 (Kǒng Fūzǐ, “Master Kong”).

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Proper noun[edit]

Cōnfūcius m sg (genitive Cōnfūciī or Cōnfūcī); 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.
    • 1826, Stanislaus Julien translating Mencius as Meng Tseu, p. 46:
      Confucius aiebat...
      Confucius said...

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Cōnfūcius
Genitive Cōnfūciī
Cōnfūcī1
Dative Cōnfūciō
Accusative Cōnfūcium
Ablative Cōnfūciō
Vocative Cōnfūcī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).