一将功成りて万骨枯る

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
いち > いっ
Grade: 1
しょう
Grade: 6
こう
Grade: 4

Grade: 4
ばん
Grade: 2
こつ
Grade: 6

Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese: 一將功成萬骨枯

ProverbEdit

一将功成りて万骨枯る (hiragana いっしょうこうなりてばんこつかる, romaji isshō kō narite ban kotsu karu)

  1. Behind one general's glory lie the remains of countless unsung heroes. Lit. While one general reaches glory, ten thousand bones are decaying.

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Last modified on 17 November 2013, at 19:53