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(coll.) mother's father / maternal grandfather
to handle official business / to work (esp. in an office)
  *公* | 公* | *公
public / collectively owned / common / international (e.g. high seas, metric system, calendar) / make public / fair / just / Duke, highest of five orders of nobility 五等爵位 / honorable (gentlemen) / father-in-law / male (animal)
(coll.) husband
(coll.) eunuch / see also 老公
Duke of Zhou (11th c. BC), son of King Wen of Zhou 周文王, played an important role as regent in founding the Western Zhou 西周, and is also known as the "God of Dreams"
Jigong or Daoji (1130-1207), Southern Song Dynasty Buddhist monk
husband's father / grandpa / eunuch
Lhagang grassland in Dartsendo county 康定縣|康定县, Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan
Your Highness / Your Majesty
Lord Guan (i.e. 關羽|关羽)
grand duke / impartial
lord / master / young gentleman / male prostitute / catamite / mahjong player disqualified by unintentionally taking in the wrong number of dominoes / (old form of address for one's husband) husband
Lord Bao or Judge Bao, fictional nickname of Bao Zheng 包拯 (999-1062), Northern Song official renowned for his honesty
justly / impartially
heaven / lord of heaven
Lei Gong or Duke of Thunder, the God of Thunder in Chinese mythology
lit. deal sincerely and fairly (idiom); frank and open-minded / plain speaking / Let's talk frankly and openly between ourselves. / to put one's cards on the table
Duke Huan of Qi (reigned 685-643 BC), one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸
princes and dukes / aristocrat
gentlemen (form of address)
to commandeer / to take over for the state
self-restraint and devotion to public duties (idiom); selfless dedication / to serve the public interest wholeheartedly
paperless office
to confiscate
Duke of Pei (i.e. 劉邦|刘邦)
great uncle / grandfather's younger brother / husband's father's younger brother
great-grandfather / (old) grandfather / father
Makung city in Penghu county 澎湖縣|澎湖县 (Pescadores Islands), Taiwan
Duke Wen of Jin (697-628 BC, reigned 636-628 BC), one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸
Huang Shigong, also known as Xia Huanggong 夏黃公|夏黄公 (dates of birth and death uncertain), Daoist hermit of the Qin Dynasty 秦代 and purported author
Duke Mu of Qin, the first substantial king of Qin (ruled 659-621 BC), sometimes considered one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸
very large bowl (Tw)
Duke Xiang of Song (reigned 650-637 BC), sometimes considered one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸
hereditary title bestowed on Confucius' descendants
(old) grandfather / polite address for an elderly man, or a woman's father-in-law / (Taiwanese) grandfather
Mu Kung or Tung Wang Kung, God of the Immortals (Taoism)
helmsman / boatman
Duke Xiao of Qin, 秦國|秦国, ruled 361-338 BC during the Warring States Period
Hu Egong (1884-1951), Chinese revolutionary and politician
lit. Xiang Zhuang performs the sword dance, but his mind is set on Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 (idiom); refers to 206 BC plot to murder Liu Bang, aka Duke of Pei 沛公 and the future Han emperor, during a sword dance at the Hongmen feast 鴻門宴|鸿门宴 / an elaborate deception to hide malicious intent
Grand Scribe, the title by which Sima Qian 司馬遷|司马迁 refers to himself in Records of the Historian 史記|史记
Li Wei Gong / Duke Li of Wei, official title of Li Jing 李靖
(law) obstructing government administration (Hong Kong)
to pursue public affairs
altogether / in all
honorific title for Chiang Kai-shek 蔣介石|蒋介石
deceased father / deceased senior male figure
every drop returns to the public good (idiom); not one penny is misused
to give up one's private interests for the public good (idiom); to behave altruistically / selfless and public spirited
hereditary title bestowed on Confucius' descendants
in the course of doing one's work / on business
piggy (joking name)
Xia Huanggong also known as Huang Shigong 黃石公|黄石公 (dates of birth and death uncertain), Daoist hermit of the Qin Dynasty 秦代 and purported author of ”Three Strategies of Huang Shigong” 黃石公三略|黄石公三略, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书
head of a family / (polite) my father / (polite) my grandfather / your esteemed father
(honorific) your father
unjust / unfair
Tudi Gong, the local tutelary god (in Chinese folk religion)
hero (of a novel or film) / main protagonist
heroine (of a novel or film) / main female protagonist
see Jiang Ziya 姜子牙
variant of 艄公
old man / husband's father / father-in-law / court eunuch
aged gentleman (dialect, respectful term)

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