Li ErhLi Er, 6th-century b.c., Chinese philosopher: reputed founder of Taoism.
(italics) Tao Te Ching.

Also Lao-tse Pinyin, Lao·zi.

Tao Te Ching

[dou de jing]


the philosophical book in verse supposedly written by Lao-tzu.
Also called Lao-tzu, Lao-tse. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lao-tse

Historical Examples of lao-tse

  • It consists in the study of the teachings of Confucius and Lao-tse.

  • Lao-Tse, we assert, is the ideal author to read while the barber is at his business.

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    Christopher Morley

  • This man was called Lao-tse, a recluse and philosopher, who was already an old man when Confucius began his travels.

  • When preparing for this distinguished office he discovers within himself leanings towards the religion of Lao-Tse.

  • Their pacifism differs from that of Lao-tse and of Buddha in the important respect of having a pronounced theistic basis.