|Kanji in this term|
From Middle Chinese 朽木糞牆
朽木糞牆 (hiragana きゅうぼくふんしょう, romaji kyūbokufunshō)
- A piece of rotten wood cannot be turned into something beautiful. That is, a person whose spirit is rotten cannot benefit from education.
- The Kōjien (広辞苑) Dictionary of the Japanese Language, 5th edition, Iwanami Shoten Publishing, Tokyo.
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