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Pronounced Pron. kən-FYOO-shəs(English)
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Chinese name Kong Fuzi. The surname (Kong) means "hole, opening" and the title 夫子 (Fuzi) means "master". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Chinese philosopher. His given name was Qiu.


Depiction of Confucius from the 8th centuryDepiction of Confucius from the 8th century


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