Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China

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Japanese pirates (in 16th and 17th century)
two-character surname Sikou
minister of criminal justice (official rank in imperial China)
roving bandit / rebel band
to take to the woods to become an outlaw (idiom)
cornered enemy
  *㓂* | 㓂* | *㓂
old variant of
to rob and steal
used erroneously for 豆蔻年華|豆蔻年华, a girl's teenage years (idiom); maidenhood / a budding beauty
to regard as an enemy
lit. called a king if successful, called a bandit if defeated (idiom) / fig. losers are always in the wrong
  *寇* | 寇* | *寇
to invade / to plunder / bandit / foe / enemy
  *宼* | 宼* | *宼
old variant of
the winners become princes and marquises; the losers are vilified as bandits (idiom) / history is written by the victors
Kou Zhun (961-1023), Northern Song politician and poet

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