|Kanji in this term|
|ほう > ぼう
Phrase consisting of 弘法 (koubou, “spreading Buddhist teachings”) + に (ni, “in”, locative particle) も (mo, “even”, inclusive particle) + 筆 (fude, “writing brush”) + の (no, genitive or possessive particle) + 誤り (ayamari, “mistake”, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, “continuative or stem form”) of verb 誤る ayamaru, “to make a mistake”): “even when spreading the Buddha's teachings, there are writing mistakes” → even the experts make mistakes.
- even Homer sometimes nods → even the experts make mistakes
- 猿も木から落ちる (saru mo ki kara ochiru): “even monkeys fall from trees” → even the experts make mistakes