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teng2
The state of Teng.

滕 was a small state on the border of 齊 that was in constant danger of invasion and extermination.
文公
wen2gong1
Duke Wen of Teng.
jie2
To devote, to put forth effort, to exhaust.

Partial synonym: 盡 (235).
xi2
The past; in the past.
大王
tai4wang2
King Tai [one of the ancestors of the 周 royal house].

Though his name is written 大, it is actually an early form of 太.
bin1
The land of Bin.

Name of an ancient land, original home of the 周; located in modern Shaanxi (陜西).
di2
The Di.

Name of a Western barbarian tribe.
zhu1
Pearl; jewel.
yu4
Jade.
qi2
Old, but not elderly; in one’s sixties.
二三子
er4san1zi3
My followers, my disciples.

Literally, “[my] two or three children” – ever since Confucius used this term affectionately when speaking to his closest followers, it has become a cliché, and need not be limited to only two or three people.
yu2
To cross, to pass over.
梁山
liang2shan1
Mt. Liang.
qi2
Mountain path.

Here, the name of a mountain.
岐山
qi2shan1
Mt. Qi.
shou3
To guard, to keep, to defend.
世守
shi4shou3
To preserve for generations; to guard for generations.
xiao4
To devote, to put an effort into, to try one’s best.
效死
xiao4si3
To render service at the cost of one’s life.