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duì 兑

Dui (Marsh)

“八卦”之一,画为“☱”。“兑”又为“六十四卦”之一,由两个三画的“兑”卦组成,画为“䷹”。在“八卦”系统中,“兑”卦的基本象征意义是水泽。水泽滋养万物,故有悦乐万物之义。“兑”卦由一个阴爻和两个阳爻组成,属于阴卦,在人伦领域象征女性。“兑”卦中的阴爻居于上位,象征家中最小的女儿。

Dui (marsh) is one of the eight trigrams, bundled together in the shape of ☱. It is also one of the 64 hexagrams, composed of two trigrams like this ䷹. In the eight-trigram system, it symbolizes the marsh or lake. The marsh fosters all forms of life, therefore making everything pleasant. The term is composed of one broken line and two unbroken lines. It is considered a yin trigram and a symbol for the female. Since the broken line lies above the two whole lines, it is considered to stand for the youngest daughter of a family.

引例 Citations:

◎兑,说(yuè)也。(《周易·说卦》)

(兑,意为悦乐。)

Dui denotes pleasure. (The Book of Changes)

◎丽泽,兑。君子以朋友讲习。(《周易·象下》)

(两片水泽相连,是悦乐之义。所以君子与同门友朋相互讲习学问。)

Dui stands for two connected bodies of water, and represents pleasure. Thus does a scholar engage with like-minded friends in learned disciplines. (The Book of Changes)

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