E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The fourth of the sacred books of China; so called from its author, Latinised into Mencius. It is by far the best of all, and was written in the fourth century B.C. Confucius or Kong-foo-tse wrote the other three: viz. Ta-heo (School of Adults), Chongyong (The Golden Mean), and Lun-yu (or Book of Maxims).
Mother of Meng. A Chinese expression, meaning an admirable teacher. Mengs father died soon after the birth of the sage, and he was brought up by his mother. (DiedB.C. 317.)