There is a following passage in 说文解字:


I was trying to locate the reference in 周礼 but I could not find it. Any ideas where is it from exactly?

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. . . 所說的「周禮」,並非書名專稱的《周禮》,而是泛指周代的禮教制度而言。

in the preface of “說文解字”, the term “周禮” used by mr 許, is not refer to the book “周禮”; that, it should read as the rite system (禮教制度) of the 周 dynasty.


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