The fourth of the sacred books of China; so called from its
author, Latinised into Mencius. It is by far the best of all, and was
written in the fourth century B.C. Confucius or Kong-foo-tse wrote
the other three: viz. Ta-heo (School of Adults), Chongyong (The Golden Mean), and Lun-yu (or Book of Maxims).
Mother of Meng.
A Chinese expression, meaning “an admirable teacher.” Meng's father
died soon after the birth of the sage, and he was brought up by his
mother. (Died B.C. 317.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Meng-tse from Infoplease:
- Mencius - Mencius Mencius , Mandarin Meng-tzu, 371?–288? B.C., Chinese Confucian philosopher. The ...
- Meng-tse - Meng-tse: Meng-tse: see Mencius.
- Confucianism - Confucianism Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu), born in the state of Lu (northern China), lived from 551 ...
- Meng-tse - Meng-tse The fourth of the sacred books of China; so called from its author, Latinised into ...
- Mengzi: meaning and definitions - Mengzi: Definition and Pronunciation
24 X 7
||24 x 7 Tutor Availability
||Unlimited Online Tutoring