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Tao Te Ching

 (dou′ dĕ′ chĭng′, tou′ tĕ′ chĭng′)
n.
A Chinese text written in the first millennium bc, traditionally ascribed to Lao Tzu and setting forth the philosophical tenets of Taoism.

[Mandarin Dàodéjīngliterally, "Classic of the Virtues of the Way"), from Early Middle Chinese daw' tək kεjŋ : daw', road, way, Tao; see Tao + tək, strength of character, virtue (from Old Chinese) + kεjŋ, to pass through, warp (of a fabric), rule, standard, classic text (from Old Chinese *kêŋ).]
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