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Mencius

[ men-shee-uhs ]
/ ˈmɛn ʃi əs /
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noun

c380–289 b.c., Chinese philosopher.

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Also (Older Spellings) Mengtse, Mengtze, (Wade-Giles) Mengtzu [muhng-dzuh], /ˈmʌŋˈdzʌ/, Mengzi.

Origin of Mencius

First recorded in 1770–80; Latinization of Chinese Mèng Zǐ “Master Meng” (birth name Mèng Kē) by European Jesuits in China in the 17th century
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Mencius
/ (ˈmɛnʃɪəs, -ʃəs) /

noun

Chinese name Mengzi or Meng-tze. ?372–?289 bc, Chinese philosopher, who propounded the ethical system of Confucius
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