- 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.
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Examples from the Web for lao-tse
It consists in the study of the teachings of Confucius and Lao-tse.Alden's Handy Atlas of the World
John B. Alden
Lao-Tse, we assert, is the ideal author to read while the barber is at his business.Plum Pudding
This man was called Lao-tse, a recluse and philosopher, who was already an old man when Confucius began his travels.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I
When preparing for this distinguished office he discovers within himself leanings towards the religion of Lao-Tse.The Wallet of Kai Lung
But the effect of this relation is fatal to its identification with the non-resistance doctrine of Buddha and Lao-tse.Religion and the War