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See also: 塞翁失马

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to stuff; to stop up; to squeeze in; strategic pass; piston; unenlightened; Serb (abbr.); Serbian
elderly person to lose; to miss; to fail horse; surname
trad. (塞翁失馬)
simp. (塞翁失马)
Literally: “the old frontiersman loses his horse”.

EtymologyEdit

See 塞翁失馬,焉知非福塞翁失马,焉知非福 (sàiwēng shī mǎ, yānzhī fēi fú).

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塞翁失馬

  1. Every cloud has a silver lining. / A setback may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

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Sino-Xenic (塞翁失馬):

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