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  1. Cassia

  2. Rose Flower

  3. Precious

  4. Wild Rose

  5. Time is more valuable than Jade

  6. Daodejing / Tao Te Ching - Chapter 9


Cassia

guì pí
keihi / kehi
Cassia Scroll

桂皮 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for cassia bark.

The usually refers to cinnamonum cassia, or simply "cassia bark". Some will say this includes ceylon. The debate rages on as to how this title relates to cinnamon, and ceylon.

Rose Flower

(The flower of love)
méi guì
Rose Flower Scroll

玫瑰 is the most common way to write rose (as in the flower) in Chinese.

Precious

zhēn guì de
Precious Scroll

珍貴的 is an adjective that means "precious" in Chinese.

Wild Rose

yě méi guì
Wild Rose Scroll

野玫瑰 is the simplest way to write "wild rose" in Chinese.

The first word literally means wild. The second is the single-character form of rose or roses (plural or singular is not specified in Chinese characters). This can also be translated as "sweet briar".

Time is more valuable than Jade

bù guì chǐ zhī bì ér zhòng cùn zhī yīn
Time is more valuable than Jade Scroll

This literally translates as: Treasure not a foot long [piece of] jade, [rather] treasure an inch of time.

Figuratively, this suggests that time is the most important/valuable thing in life.

Daodejing / Tao Te Ching - Chapter 9

chí ér yíng zhī bù rú qí yǐ chuǎi ér zhī bù kě cháng bǎo jīn yù mǎn táng mò zhī néng shǒu fù guì ér jiāo zì yí qí jiù gōng suì shēn tuì tiān zhī dào
Daodejing / Tao Te Ching  - Chapter 9 Scroll

This text is the ninth chapter of the Daodejing / Tao Te Ching.

The text reads:
持而盈之、不如其已。揣而梲之、不可長保。 金玉滿堂、莫之能守。 富貴而驕、自遺其咎。 功遂身退、天之道。

This classical Chinese passage comes from the Mawangdui (馬王堆帛書) text.

Dr. Charle Muller translates it this way:

To hold until full is not as good as stopping.
An oversharpened sword cannot last long.
A room filled with gold and jewels cannot be protected.
Boasting of wealth and virtue brings your demise.
After finishing the work, withdraw.
This is the Way of Heaven.


Dr. Muller's translation of all 81 Daodejing chapters


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Cassia桂皮keihi / kehiguì pí / gui4 pi2 / gui pi / guipikuei p`i / kueipi / kuei pi
Rose Flower玫瑰méi guì / mei2 gui4 / mei gui / meiguimei kuei / meikuei
Precious珍貴的
珍贵的
zhēn guì de
zhen1 gui4 de
zhen gui de
zhenguide
chen kuei te
chenkueite
Wild Rose野玫瑰yě méi guì
ye3 mei2 gui4
ye mei gui
yemeigui
yeh mei kuei
yehmeikuei
Time is more valuable than Jade不貴尺之壁而重寸之陰
不贵尺之壁而重寸之阴
bù guì chǐ zhī bì ér zhòng cùn zhī yīn
bu4 gui4 chi3 zhi1 bi4 er2 zhong4 cun4 zhi1 yin1
bu gui chi zhi bi er zhong cun zhi yin
pu kuei ch`ih chih pi erh chung ts`un chih yin
pu kuei chih chih pi erh chung tsun chih yin
Daodejing
Tao Te Ching - Chapter 9
持而盈之不如其已揣而梲之不可長保金玉滿堂莫之能守富貴而驕自遺其咎功遂身退天之道
持而盈之不如其已揣而梲之不可长保金玉满堂莫之能守富贵而骄自遗其咎功遂身退天之道
chí ér yíng zhī bù rú qí yǐ chuǎi ér zhī bù kě cháng bǎo jīn yù mǎn táng mò zhī néng shǒu fù guì ér jiāo zì yí qí jiù gōng suì shēn tuì tiān zhī dào
chi2 er2 ying2 zhi1 bu4 ru2 qi2 yi3 chuai3 er2 棁 zhi1 bu4 ke3 chang2 bao3 jin1 yu4 man3 tang2 mo4 zhi1 neng2 shou3 fu4 gui4 er2 jiao1 zi4 yi2 qi2 jiu4 gong1 sui4 shen1 tui4 tian1 zhi1 dao4
chi er ying zhi bu ru qi yi chuai er 棁 zhi bu ke chang bao jin yu man tang mo zhi neng shou fu gui er jiao zi yi qi jiu gong sui shen tui tian zhi dao
ch`ih erh ying chih pu ju ch`i i ch`uai erh chih pu k`o ch`ang pao chin yü man t`ang mo chih neng shou fu kuei erh chiao tzu i ch`i chiu kung sui shen t`ui t`ien chih tao
chih erh ying chih pu ju chi i chuai erh chih pu ko chang pao chin yü man tang mo chih neng shou fu kuei erh chiao tzu i chi chiu kung sui shen tui tien chih tao
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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

桂皮

see styles
guì/ gui4 pi2
kuei p`i / kuei pi
 keihi / kehi / けいひ
Daodejing / Tao Te Ching  - Chapter 9 Scroll
Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamonum cassia); cassia bark
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (See シナモン) cinnamon; cassia (bark)


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guì / gui4
kuei
to amputate; to cut off; also pr. [kuai4]


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guì / gui4
kuei
cut; injure

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guì / gui4
kuei
totally exhausted (Cantonese); Mandarin equivalent: 累[lei4]

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guì / gui4
kuei
 kei / ke / けい
cassia; laurel
(abbreviation) {shogi} (See 桂馬・1) knight; (female given name) Mari

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guì / gui4
kuei
old variant of 櫃|柜[gui4]


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guì / gui4
kuei
 hinoki / ひのき
Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis); coffin lid decoration (old)
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa); Japanese cypress; (surname, female given name) Hinoki


see styles
guì / gui4
kuei
 hitsu / ひつ
cupboard; cabinet; wardrobe
(1) (kana only) chest; coffer; (2) (See 御櫃) rice tub; lidded round, wooden container for cooked rice; (surname) Hitsugi
A counter, cupboard, bureau; a counter

see styles
guì / gui4
kuei
name of a river

see styles
guì / gui4
kuei
bamboo (archaic)


see styles
guì / gui4
kuei
 muchi / むち
expensive; noble; precious; (honorific) your
(n,n-suf) (honorific or respectful language) (archaism) lord; god; goddess; honorific title for deities (and high-ranking people); (given name) Motomu
Honourable, dear, precious; valuable

see styles
guì / gui4
kuei
 ki
to kneel
To kneel; to kneel


see styles
guì / gui4
kuei
mandarin fish; Chinese perch (Siniperca chuatsi)

see styles
guì / gui4
kuei
minnow

丁鱥

see styles
dīng guì / ding1 gui4
ting kuei
tench (Tinca tinca)

下跪

see styles
xià guì / xia4 gui4
hsia kuei
to kneel; to go down on one's knees

丹桂

see styles
dān guì / dan1 gui4
tan kuei
orange osmanthus

互跪

see styles
guì / hu4 gui4
hu kuei
 goki
Kneeling with both knees at once, as in India; in China the left knee is first placed on the ground; also 互胡跪; kneeling with both knees at once

冰櫃


冰柜

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bīng guì / bing1 gui4
ping kuei
freezer; deep freeze; refrigerator

出櫃


出柜

see styles
chū guì / chu1 gui4
ch`u kuei / chu kuei
to come out of the closet; to reveal one's sexual orientation

凾櫃


凾柜

see styles
hán guì / han2 gui4
han kuei
 kanki
a closet

匱聞


匮闻

see styles
guì wén / gui4 wen2
kuei wen
 kimon
deficient in study

可貴


可贵

see styles
guì / ke3 gui4
k`o kuei / ko kuei
 kaki / かき
to be treasured; praiseworthy
(surname) Kaki
valuable

名貴


名贵

see styles
míng guì / ming2 gui4
ming kuei
famous and valuable; rare; precious

嬌貴


娇贵

see styles
jiāo guì / jiao1 gui4
chiao kuei
pampered; fragile; finicky

官桂

see styles
guān guì / guan1 gui4
kuan kuei
Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia); also written 肉桂[rou4 gui4]

富貴


富贵

see styles
guì / fu4 gui4
fu kuei
 fuuki(p);fukki / fuki(p);fukki / ふうき(P);ふっき
riches and honor
(noun or adjectival noun) riches and honours (honors); wealth and rank; (f,p) Fuki
wealth

寶貴


宝贵

see styles
bǎo guì / bao3 gui4
pao kuei
valuable; precious; to value; to treasure; to set store by

專櫃


专柜

see styles
zhuān guì / zhuan1 gui4
chuan kuei
sales counter dedicated to a certain kind of product (e.g. alcohol)

尊貴


尊贵

see styles
zūn guì / zun1 gui4
tsun kuei
 sonki / そんき
respected; respectable; honorable
(noun or adjectival noun) noble (person)
尊重 Honoured, honourable; to honour; honorable

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Daodejing / Tao Te Ching  - Chapter 9 Scroll
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