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襄王
xiang1wang2
King Xiang of Liang (r.318-296 B.C.E.).

3
wū (1), wù (2), è (3)
*1. How, what [used like 何 (184) or 安 (620)].
2. To hate, to loathe.
3. Evil, bad.
惡乎
wu1hu1
By means of what?, how?

Modern linguists are unsure of the source of this expression; some merely see it as an expanded version of 906-1; others see it as a derivative of 於惡, i.e., “through what?”
ding4
To settle, to decide, to pacify.
shi4
To be fond of, to have a taste for.
miao2
Sprouts [usually rice sprouts].
han4
Drought, dry spell, dry season.
gao3
Dry, withered; to wither up.
you2
Oil, varnish.
油然
you2ran2
Abundantly, plentifully. [Lit., “oilily”]
zuo4
To make, to produce, to arise.
yun2
Cloud.
pei4
Copious, abundant [describes water].

2
yŭ (1); yù (2)
*1. Rain.
2. To rain; to let fall precipitation.

While 雨 by itself can mean “to rain,” the expression 下雨 is also used.
bo2
Sudden, abrupt.

This is a variant of 勃 (808).
yu4
To block, to hinder, to prevent.
mu4
To herd; herdsman.
人牧
ren2mu4
Ruler [figurative: “herdsman of men”].
yin3
To stretch, to stretch out; to pull, to pull towards one; to lead, to direct, to steer [a carriage].
ling3
Neck.