刻舟求劍

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Chinese[edit]

 
quarter (hour); (a measure word); to carve; to engrave; to cut; oppressive
boat
 
to seek; to look for; to request; to demand; to beseech
(double-edged) sword
trad. (刻舟求劍)
simp. (刻舟求剑)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: notch the boat in search of the sword

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

刻舟求劍

  1. rigidly cling to an idea or approach without considering the reality of a situation; to stubbornly cling to tradition

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

刻舟求劍 (gakjugugeom) (hangeul 각주구검)

  1. Hanja form? of 각주구검.