YIELD one's HIGH OFFICE as RULER to ANOTHER, CONFORMING to one's OWN DECISION.
Old Chinese Criteria
Ra4ng 讓 refers to abdication with a focus on this act being in favour of a successor.
Sha4n 禪 refers to abdication with a focus on this act being one of selflessness or lack of mundane ambition.
Attributions by syntactic funtion
Attributions by text
- 論衡 : 4
- 列子 : 3
- 韓非子 : 2
禪 shàn OC: djans MC: dʑiɛn 9 Attributions
Shàn 禪 refers specifically to abdicating the high office of an emperor.
- nobject-nominalisationwhat has been abdicated from> the throne
- nabactthe abdication of the throne
- vtoNabdicate(also: 禪以天下)
- vtoNN=humabdicate in favour of
Existing SW for
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